Withholding Definition

noun
The portion of earned wages that an employer deducts to cover income tax purposes and forwards to the government.
Webster's New World Law

The process by which the employer makes the deduction. See also W-2 form and W-4 form.

Webster's New World Law

The deduction of taxes from an employee's salary.

Wiktionary

The tax so deducted, and paid to local or national government.

Wiktionary
Synonyms:
withholding tax

Other Word Forms of Withholding

Noun

Singular:
withholding
Plural:
withholdings
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