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Womble Carlyle’s Hospital/Medical Resident FICA Team breaks through the IRS’s stonewalling and earns favorable FICA reimbursement results for teaching hospitals and their medical residents.
Hospitals contend medical residents (who, after all, are students) should be exempt from FICA taxes, while the IRS continues to tax hospitals and residents as if residents were employees. A tax reimbursement would exceed $10 million for the average teaching hospital. Medical residents also would personally benefit from a tax break and reimbursement.
To date, the IRS shows no signs of offering a broad-based settlement to hospitals’ challenges. But hospitals, with the assistance of advisors such as our Hospital/Medical Resident FICA Team, are winning cases and achieving case-by-case settlements in court. Since 2005, hospitals have won 12 significant FICA resident reimbursement cases in U.S. Courts of Appeal from Atlanta to Chicago.
Armed with these recent precedents, our team of experienced litigation and health care attorneys aggressively pursues the rights of teaching hospitals, universities, academic medical centers and their student residents in federal courts. Womble Carlyle’s support services also enable us to offer “one stop” management of the refund claim and disbursement process.
Our Hospital/Medical Resident FICA Team members are experienced at conducting an analysis to determine whether a teaching hospital qualifies for a reimbursement.
If you are an administrator or legal counsel at a United States teaching hospital, contact a member of Womble Carlyle’s Hospital/Medical Resident FICA team to discuss in detail the current litigation landscape and how Womble can assist in pursuing any preserved refund claims.