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MA. UI audit dispute

I am a POA for a MA unemployment audit. The auditor erroneously believes that the management company under audit is a common paymaster.

She also states the common paymaster is not recognized in MA. The auditor want to allocate the management company’s employees to all of the companies it manages. Thus would result in ten times the unemployment tax.

I cannot find a MA. General Law on the matter.

I have spoken to CPA’s, Lawyers and payroll service company’s. None have ever seen this.

The supervisor will not return phone calls or emails.

Things are getting pretty ugly.

Looking for guidance.



  • They are related parties. However, the management company employees staff like sales and marketing personnel that promote all the hotels.

    It’s not like they are bouncing around desk clerks.

    More importantly, MA does not have a law on the books that states it does not recognize the federal Common Paymaster rules.

    Which, by the way, the federal law suggest the implementation of a common paymaster as it benefits the employee.

    They are not taxed on excess social security and are not excluded from certain fringe benefits.
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