FICA Student Exception Applies to Medical Residents; Court Orders Refund of $2.5 Million

A U.S. district court has ordered the government to refund $2.5 million in FICA taxes paid by a medical facility on its residents’ stipends, finding that the residents are excepted from FICA taxation under section 3121(b)(10) because the facility qualified as a school, college, or university and the residents were students.

Citations: United States v. Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida Inc.; No. 1:02-cv-22715

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