www.mozilla.com Weather Central
Voices
Headlines

Wichita, Winfield firms selected to pitch their plans at area investor conference -9/15/2014, 4:43 PM

Wichita hires new director for parks department -9/15/2014, 4:43 PM

Trans-Siberian Orchestra to return to Intrust Bank Arena on Dec. 5 -9/15/2014, 4:43 PM

Suspect in custody after stabbing near Harry and Rock -9/15/2014, 4:43 PM

Stephen King to speak at Wichita's Hughes Metroplex on Nov. 14 -9/15/2014, 4:43 PM

ICM signs agreements to manage ethanol plants -9/15/2014, 4:43 PM

Bull riders coming to Kansas Star Arena -9/15/2014, 4:43 PM

myTown Calendar

SPOTLIGHT
[var top_story_head]

Former KUMC medical students receive $17M refunds

Published on -8/5/2013, 2:53 PM

Printer-friendly version
E-Mail This Story

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- More than 1,100 former medical students at the University of Kansas Medical Center have received a total of $17.7 million in reimbursements for taxes they shouldn't have paid.

State officials said Monday the refunds from the Internal Revenue Service are for Social Security and Medicare taxes withheld from medical residents' paychecks from 1993 to 2005. The average refund will be about $15,570.

The state is expected to receive $25 million, representing the employer's share of FICA withholding.

The IRS agreed to issue refunds after medical schools across the country sued, saying medical residents were students and therefore exempt from FICA taxes under regulations in place during those years.

In response, the IRS clarified in April 2005 that medical residents were full-time employees and not eligible for the student exemption.

digg delicious facebook stumbleupon google Newsvine
More News and Photos

Associated Press Videos