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Ballard Spahr LLP: Supreme Court Rules That Severance Payments Are Subject To FICA Taxes
Posted on 1 Apr 2014 by Ballard Spahr LLP

By Wendi L. Kotzen, Timothy F. McCormack, and Christopher A. Jones The U.S. Supreme Court has unanimously held that payments of supplemental unemployment benefits (SUB payments) are taxable wages subject to FICA tax withholding. The Court’s decision... Read More

Divided U.S. Supreme Court: Debtors' Farm Sale Tax Liability Not Dischargeable
Posted on 15 May 2012 by James Cordrey

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) A divided U.S. Supreme Court on May 14 ruled 5-4 that the federal income tax liability that resulted from a debtor's post-petition farm sale is not "incurred by the estate" for the purposes of 11 U.S. Code... Read More

Indiana Man Sues U.S. Government After Wife’s Suicide
Posted on 15 Apr 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — A lawsuit has been filed against the U.S. government on behalf of a man whose wife killed herself after an alleged improper and unlawful IRS search of their home, it was announced April 12. The lawsuit was filed by Beckman... Read More

'Tax Lady' Roni Deutch Says Lawsuit Is Political
Posted on 25 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - (AP) "Tax Lady" Roni Deutch says California Attorney General Jerry Brown is engaging in election year politics by filing a lawsuit accusing her law firm of false advertising and misleading consumers. Deutch said in a statement... Read More

High Court: Medical Residents Considered Employees
Posted on 11 Jan 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that medical residents should be considered employees when it comes to collecting Social Security taxes. The high court said that the IRS did not have to refund tax money collected by the Mayo Foundation... Read More

IRS Worker's Widow Sues Texas Suicide Pilot's Wife
Posted on 5 Mar 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

AUSTIN, Texas – (AP) The widow of the Internal Revenue Service employee killed when a Texas man crashed his plane into the agency's Austin office is suing the pilot's widow. Attorney Daniel Ross says the lawsuit against Sheryl Stack... Read More