Define: Withholdings

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Definition: Withholdings

Quick Summary of Withholdings

The amount of money that’s withheld from an employees salary and paid (by the employer) to the correct authority. Some examples include pension schemes and national insurance.

What is the dictionary definition of Withholdings?

Dictionary Definition

  1. The deduction of taxes from an employee’s salary.
  2. The tax so deducted, and paid to the local or national government.


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This glossary post was last updated: 28th December 2018.