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Settling a Lawsuit with an Employee or Former Employee? Don’t Forget the Tax Consequences

The IRS recently issued guidance that may be of particular interest to anyone with employees or former employees. In a Legal Advice issued by Field Attorneys (LAFA 20133501F), the IRS explained the tax treatment and reporting...more

IRS Reaffirms Advice on the Proper Employment Tax Treatment of Settlements

On August 30, 2013, the IRS reiterated its longstanding positions on the proper tax treatment of litigation settlements with current or former employees. In its Chief Counsel Advice (CCA) Memorandum 20133501F, the IRS...more

New York to Provide Estate Tax Refund to Surviving Gay Spouses

New York to Provide Estate Tax Refund to Surviving Gay Spouses by Frank L. Brunetti on August 5, 2013 In light of the Supreme Court's recent Defense of Marriage Act ruling, many states are quickly adjusting their tax...more

What Happens Now: The Aftermath of DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act)

What Happens Now: The Aftermath of DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act) by James F. McDonough, Jr. on August 1, 2013 The United States Supreme Court recently struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) as...more

Married Same-Sex Couples Should File Protective Claims For Tax Refunds Now

When the Supreme Court ultimately decides United States v. Windsor, it could strike down the portion of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) that prohibits married same-sex couples from receiving the federal benefits provided...more

Second Circuit Confirms That Title VII Discrimination Awards are Taxable

Recently, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals confirmed that awards of back pay and front pay under Title VII constitute “wages” under the Internal Revenue Code and are therefore subject to statutory withholding requirements....more

Federal Court Grants Preliminary Injunction Against Colorado’s Reporting Regime

On January 26, 2011, a U.S. District Court granted the Direct Marketing Association’s (DMA) motion for a preliminary injunction preventing the state of Colorado from enforcing its recently enacted sales tax notice and...more

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