Following years of protracted litigation in various courts across the country, the IRS has made the determination that medical residents are exempt from FICA taxes for the tax periods ending before April 1, 2005.
Accordingly, New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens is in the process of pursuing FICA tax refunds from the IRS for years prior to 2005 for itself and qualifying New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens medical residents. All affected medical residents who participated in medical residency training at New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens prior to April 1, 2005 will be receiving a letter and consent form in the mail shortly. Those who wish to participate in New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens FICA Refund initiative must complete and return the consent form by September 23, 2010 per the instructions in the letter.
To help manage this process, New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens has engaged Gilardi & Co, LLC. Therefore, all inquiries and any related matters should be addressed to Gilardi & Co, LLC directly as set forth in the letter. As the refund claims proceed, additional information will be provided through the Gilardi & Co, LLC website.
Should you wish to speak to someone or ask additional questions, a contact number and email will be provided in the letter being sent by mail.