Government requests extension for petition in Quality Stores

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On March 25, the US Supreme Court granted the government an extension to file the petition requesting consideration of the issue in Quality Stores as to whether certain severance payments are wages for FICA tax purposes. The due date of the petition is now May 3, 2013. Unfortunately, this extension does not change the fact that employers that made severance payments during 2009 must file a claim by April 15, 2013 in order to protect their right and those of the affected employees to a FICA tax refund.

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