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After former President Donald Trump signed a presidential memo in August 2020, the U.S. Census Bureau was directed to stop collecting payroll taxes from certain employees in the final months of last year. The bureau is now trying to get some former temporary workers to pay what they owe. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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President Trump signs one of four executive orders addressing the economic fallout from the pandemic in Bedminster, N.J., on Aug. 8. The Trump administration has given employers the option to stop collecting payroll taxes, but workers may have to repay the money next year. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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The Payroll Tax Delay Is Here, But So Is Confusion About It

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Employers are supposed to stop withholding the payroll tax on Sept. 1. But companies need guidance from the IRS on exactly who is eligible to have their taxes suspended and how to keep track so those taxes can eventually be repaid. Elaine Thompson/AP hide caption

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Payroll Tax Delay To Boost Take-Home Pay, But Don't Spend It Yet

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