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Payroll takes a star turn in the Lone Star State

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Anita Bartels, senior program analyst for employment tax policy at the IRS, spoke about the IRS’ latest initiatives to attendees at the American Payroll Association’s 31st Annual Congress, held this year in Grapevine, Texas.

Quality Stores. The IRS will appeal the 6th Circuit’s decision in U.S. v. Quality Stores to the U.S. Supreme Court. Bartels said the IRS just needs a little more time to file the necessary papers with the Court. Recap: The 6th Circuit ruled that a bankrupt employer’s severance pay plan qualified as FICA-free supplemental unemployment benefits (SUB pay), even though the plan didn’t meet the IRS’ criteria for SUB pay, as outlined in IRS Pub. 15-A.

Meanwhile, the IRS is holding all of employers’ protective FICA refund claims until the issue is settled, Bartels added.

Additional Medicare tax. In IRS speak, the 0.9% additional Medicare tax is known as the AdMT. Bartels reviewed the basics of this tax. It’s em...(register to read more)

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