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Tax News & Views - October 4, 2013

Vol. 14, No. 37


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Tax Policy Group, Deloitte Tax LLP

  • Lawmakers mull options as government shutdown takes effect – The partial shutdown of the federal government dominated the discussions on Capitol Hill, but movement on tax reform has continued behind the scenes, and some tax-related proposals have been included among various plans that have been floated to resolve the funding stalemate.
  • Tax filing, payment deadlines remain in effect despite government shutdown, IRS says – The IRS announced that while it has ceased the majority of its operations as a result of the partial government shutdown, the underlying tax law remains in effect and taxpayers are required to meet their tax obligations as normal.
  • IRS addresses application of Windsor to employment taxes – The IRS released Notice 2013-61, which provides guidance for employers and employees to make claims for refunds or adjustments for overpayment of Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) taxes and federal income taxes with respect to certain benefits provided to same-sex spouses and remuneration paid to same-sex spouses as a result of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in U.S. v. Windsor and the holdings of Rev. Rul. 2013-17.

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