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As previously reported, the payment of certain severance benefits may be exempt from FICA taxes. Under the Sixth Circuit’s decision in Quality Stores, severance pay made in connection with an involuntary separation from...more
On September 7, 2012, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals held in United States v. Quality Stores, Inc. that severance payments to former employees pursuant to an involuntary reduction in force are not taxable "wages" for...more
The year 2012 was quite an interesting one for tax controversy. Whereas 2011 brought a win for the Treasury on deference issues in Mayo Foundation for Medical Ed. v. United States, 131 S. Ct. 704 (2011), 2012 was the year...more
Any employer that implemented reductions in force or layoffs after 2008 should consider filing refund claims for the Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) taxes paid on severance benefits based on a recent Sixth Circuit...more
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