Retired Mary Kay Saleswoman Can't Escape Employment Tax

Law360, New York (November 25, 2013, 8:38 PM EST) -- The U.S. Tax Court ruled Monday that performance-based payments made after retirement but determined during employment count as self-employment income for tax purposes, finding against a former Mary Kay Inc. sales director who sought to avoid paying the tax.

The court said the income petitioner Christine Peterson received from Mary Kay in 2009 was derived from her prior sales work for the company. Peterson filed a petition with the court after the Internal Revenue Service sent her a notice of deficiency relating to the 2006, 2007,...
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