A tax deducted from a salary, wage, or other income. For example, a certain amount is withheld from most workers' paychecks as a federal income tax withholding.
Deduction of federal and state income taxes, Social Security taxes, and other items, such as union dues and health insurance premiums, from a workerâ€™s paycheck.
An amount of an employee's income that an employer sends directly to the federal, state, or local tax authority as partial payment of that individual's tax liability for the year. see also backup withholding, overwithholding, underwithholding.