How can I suppress the FICA tax calculations? My current income is from deferred compensation and returns on financial assets. At the time of the income deferral both FICA and Medicare Taxes were paid on the deferred amount, and I do not have to pay twice.
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If this has been answered, please just direct me to the answer.
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