Katie Wilbur

Katie Wilbur

Varnum LLP

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Supreme Court Rules That Severance Payments Constitute “Wages” For FICA Tax Purposes

On Tuesday, March 25th, the Supreme Court ruled that severance payments not linked to State unemployment benefits paid to involuntarily terminated workers were "wages" and thus subject to Social Security and Medicare taxes...more

3/28/2014 - FICA Taxes Quality Stores SCOTUS Severance Agreements

Rental Cottages And Limits On Federal Income Tax Deductions

It’s a dilemma that many cottage owners face: you want to earn extra money while away from your cottage but you are worried about the hassles that come with owning a rental property. It is well known that renting out a...more

3/27/2014 - Cottage Properties Income Taxes Tax Deductions

2014 COLAs For Employee Benefit Plans

The Internal Revenue Service has announced the 2014 cost of living adjustments to various limits on employee benefit plans. The adjusted amounts generally apply for plan years beginning in 2014. ...more

11/1/2013 - 401k COLA Cost-of-Living Employee Benefits HSA IRS Retirement Plan Social Security Benefits

Tax Free Income For Up To 14 Days Rental Of Personal Residence

Planning a vacation this summer but don't know how to finance it? Consider renting out your personal residence while you are away and pocketing the rental income tax-free!...more

7/29/2013 - Income Taxes Primary Residence Rent Tax Exemptions

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