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English definition of “payroll deduction”

payroll deduction

noun [C]
 
 
HR an amount of money that is taken by an employer from an employee's pay, for income tax, insurance, etc., or the act of taking this money: Employers are not allowed to bear the full expense of insurance premiums for their workers, so employees must pay a portion, usually through payroll deductions.by payroll deduction The easiest way to pay money into your account is by payroll deduction.
(Definition of payroll deduction from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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