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December 9, 2013
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State employees’ Medicare back-tax funding approved

The Legislative Interim Finance Committee on Monday approved the final piece of the funding to pay off back Medicare taxes for the state’s judges and board and commission members. The federal government began requiring state and local governments to pay into Medicare in 1986, and Nevada did so for nearly all employees. But for a couple of groups — most notably judges — neither the employee nor the state share was paid to the IRS. Payroll discovered the problem this year and, rather than wait for IRS auditors to find the problem, reported it to the federal government. That enabled …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Dec 9, 2013 09:11PM Published Dec 9, 2013 09:11PM Copyright 2013 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.