So I was looking over my paycheck, and under "Employer Paid Benefits" a little more than $100 was in the category "Accrue Tax". This did not have an affect on my income after taxes.

I've never seen that on any paycheck I've gotten.

What is "Accrue Tax"?

Update: I emailed payroll and they gave me an answer

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    It probably means accrued tax; tax that was accrued in the previous month but wasn't paid in that month because they didn't have full tax details for you. I'm not making this an answer as 1) I'm in the UK and things may be different and 2) I'm not 100% sure as I haven't enough context – MD-Tech Nov 2 '17 at 15:26
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    Why not just ask the Payroll Department? – chili555 Nov 2 '17 at 15:34
  • @chili555 I have no clue how to reach them. I already checked the company website for contact information. – SPYBUG96 Nov 2 '17 at 15:37
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    I suggest that you ask your manager or Human Resources how to contact Payroll. – chili555 Nov 2 '17 at 15:41
  • You're being a bit confusing with your wording here. "Employer paid benefits" should not include things that are "taken out of your paycheck", they should be things the employer pays for beyond your paycheck. – Joe Nov 2 '17 at 15:48

This is what my payroll department had to say:

"It’s a percentage of employer tax the company is accruing for. It does not affect your net."

Definition of "Accrue":

(of sums of money or benefits) be received by someone in regular or increasing amounts over time.

So it is just the employer tax my company is paying based on my salary.

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