Conferences and Speeches

ABA's 26th Annual Philadelphia Tax Conference

Thursday, November 5, 2015 {ml-event-to} Friday, November 6, 2015

Employee Benefits and Tax partner Mary (Handy) Hevener will present at the American Bar Association’s 26th Annual Philadelphia Tax Conference sponsored by the Section of Taxation. Tax partner Paul Gordon is on the conference advisory board.

Employee Benefits – Current Hot Topics in Federal and State Payroll Tax Audits
Thursday, November 5, 2015 | 2:15–3:30 pm
Presenter: Mary (Handy) Hevener

This presentation will cover many payroll tax issues, ranging from current compliance, through audit exposures and refund claims, including:

  • Continuing IRS payroll tax audits of myriad cash and noncash fringe benefits provided both to executives and to traveling workers;
  • Payroll tax withholding procedural developments, including increased ability to litigate in Tax Court, and complexities of overpaying/underpaying the 0.9% Additional Medicare Tax;
  • Doubling/trebling of information reporting penalties effective for 2015 returns;
  • State payroll tax audits; and
  • Existing and pending federal legislation to limit these state payroll audits.