Fed. Circ. Urged To Stand By Film Biz Tax Liability Ruling
By Ama Sarfo
Law360, New York (November 8, 2013, 4:11 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Justice urged the Federal Circuit to uphold its September ruling that third-party payroll services must apply common law employment relationships when determining federal employment tax wage caps, saying Thursday that Cencast Services LP and others haven't shown they overpaid their taxes.
The government says a Federal Circuit panel got it right when it affirmed a 2012 ruling that said Cencast and other media production payroll companies used the wrong method to compute their unemployment and Social Security taxes. The government also says...