Media Payroll Co. Takes $31M Tax Fight To High Court

Law360, New York (March 18, 2014, 5:29 PM EDT) -- Media payroll giant Cencast Services LP recently asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a federal appellate court's decision slapping the company with $31 million in back payroll taxes, saying the ruling saddled all media payroll companies with new tax standards that impossibly complicate the business.

Cencast claims it properly calculated tax payments owed to the government under the Federal Unemployment Tax Act and the Federal Insurance Contributions Act, but by requiring third-party payroll services to apply common law employment relationships when determining federal employment tax...
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