Robert Warwick

Robert Warwick

ThompsonMcMullan PC

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Supreme Court Holds Inherited IRAs Not Exempt from Bankruptcy Estate

The Bankruptcy Code permits an individual in bankruptcy to exempt from the bankrupt estate “retirement funds” in an individual retirement account (“IRA”) or certain other tax-advantaged vehicles. In a recent case, the U.S....more

6/23/2014 - 401k Chapter 7 Consumer Bankruptcy Estate Planning IRA Retirement SCOTUS

FICA Tax Imposed on Compensation That Will Never Be Received

FICA tax is normally collected through withholding at the time the underlying compensation (“wages”) is received. Under a special rule in the Internal Revenue Code, however (the “special timing rule”), FICA with respect to...more

6/6/2014 - Deferred Compensation FICA Taxes Income Taxes IRS U.S. Treasury

Why You Should Keep Stockbroker Receipts

Gains from the sale of property are generally subject to federal (and, usually, state) income tax (sometimes referred to as “capital gains tax”). The amount of gain subject to tax is equal to the sale proceeds less the...more

5/13/2014 - 1099s Capital Gains Income Taxes IRS Securities Tax Appeals Tax Basis Tax Court

Supreme Court Holds Severance Payments Subject to FICA Tax

Compensation for services as an employee (called “wages” in the federal tax code) are subject to FICA (social security and medicare) tax as well as income taxes. Over the past 70 years, the courts, including the U.S. Supreme...more

4/3/2014 - FICA Taxes Quality Stores SCOTUS Severance Pay

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