Glossary \ Payroll Terms

Published On: Thursday July 23, 2020 04:29 AM

Deductions are amounts taken from the employee's paycheck (not to be confused with taxes). These can be voluntary amounts that the employee chooses, such as health insurance premiums, retirement plan contributions, and miscellaneous deductions, or involuntary deductions, such as a child support order or a tax garnishment. These items can be considered pre-tax or post-tax, depending on the actual deduction.

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