Oct 18,2018 | Ogletree Deakins

IRS Clarifies Role of Gross-Ups When Taxes Are Assessed on an Earlier Year’s Fringe Benefits

When the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) determines during an examination that a fringe benefit should have been taxed and the employer accordingly has to pay additional taxes in a later year, how is the subsequent payment treated for tax purposes? Recent IRS guidance on this issue serves to clarify when employers will need to “gross up” these payments for the employee.

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