I run a private subsidiary within a large public company and received received my annual "here's what your paycheck will look like" email this morning from HR. Social Security withholding-base increased to $117,000 from $113,700. Medicare withholding-an additional .9% for wages above 200k. 401k limits and catch up deductions-no change Moral of the story-it's ok to save a little more for others but not more for yourself. Disgusting.