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Jesica Speer, Tax Manager, Grant Thornton LLP to Speak at KCís Understanding IRS Guidance on Additional Medicare Tax Live Webcast

New York, NY, April 04, 2013 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Jesica Speer, Tax Manager, Grant Thornton LLP, will speak at a 2-hour webcast entitled “Understanding IRS Guidance on Additional Medicare Tax LIVE Webcast.” This event is scheduled for May 23, 2013 from 12pm-2pm (ET).

About Jesica Speer

Jesica is an experienced manager in the Federal tax practice of the Chicago office of Grant Thornton. She has more than 10 years of experience in public accounting, where she serves as a trusted business advisor to closely-held, multinational businesses and their owners by partnering with her clients, foreign affiliates, and other advisors to develop and implement a variety of wealth transfer and succession planning strategies, creating awareness of associated technical issues, and offering guidance on related tax and legal consequences.

About Grant Thornton LLP

The people in the independent firms of Grant Thornton International Ltd provide personalized attention and the highest-quality service to public and private clients in more than 100 countries. Grant Thornton LLP is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, one of the six global audit, tax and advisory organizations. Grant Thornton International Ltd and its member firms are not a worldwide partnership, as each member firm is a separate and distinct legal entity.

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Event Synopsis

Effective January 2013, taxpayers whose income exceeds the threshold amount will be subject to additional 0.9 percent Medicare Tax. This is in accordance with the proposed regulations issued by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) on November 30, 2012 referred to as Additional Medicare Tax. The Regs aim to help employers and payroll service providers, understand and implement the tax increase. The question now is how significantly will the increase affect employers and tax payers in the long run?

In this Live Webcast, a panel of the key thought leaders and practitioners will address the following key issues:

- Overview of the Additional Medicare Tax
- Calculating the Tax
- Withholding Issues; and
- Adjustment and Refund Claims
- Discussion on the guidance and FAQs provided by the IRS
- Avoiding Pitfalls and Costly Fines: Best Practices in Preparing for and Implementing the Tax Increase
- Other Significant Issues and Up to the minute updates

About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Congress is a series of live webcasts produced by The Knowledge Group, LLC, which examine trends, regulatory, and technology changes across a variety of industries. Its mission is to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webcasts that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format.

The organization brings together the world's leading authorities and industry participants through informative two-hour webcasts to study the impact of changes and emerging trends. Hear from leading government officials/regulators, key thought leaders, and industry experts objectively analyze the latest trends and issues and their impact on industries. For further details, please visit the organization’s website:
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