S. Michael Chittenden

Special Counsel at Covington & Burling LLP

S. Michael Chittenden

S. Michael Chittenden

Special Counsel at Covington & Burling LLP

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Michael Chittenden practices in the areas of tax and employee benefits with a focus on the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), information reporting (e.g., Forms 1095, 1096, 1098, 1099, W-2, 1042, and 1042-S) and withholding, payroll taxes, and fringe benefits. Mr. Chittenden advises companies on their obligations under FATCA and assists in the development of comprehensive FATCA and Chapter 3 (nonresident alien reporting and withholding) compliance programs.

Mr. Chittenden advises large employers on their employment tax obligations, including the special FICA and FUTA rules for nonqualified deferred compensation, the successor employer rules, the voluntary correction of employment tax mistakes, and the abatement of late deposit and information reporting penalties. In addition, he has also advised large insurance companies and employers on the Affordable Care Act reporting requirements in Sections 6055 and 6056, and advised clients on the application of section 6050W (Form 1099-K reporting), including its application to third-party payment networks.

Mr. Chittenden counsels clients on mobile workforce issues including state income tax withholding for mobile employees and expatriate and inpatriate taxation and reporting.

Mr. Chittenden is a frequent commentator on information withholding, payroll taxes, and fringe benefits and regularly gives presentations on the compliance burdens for companies.

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S. Michael Chittenden
Special Counsel at Covington & Burling LLP
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Covington & Burling LLP provides legal consulting services. They represent clients in litigation, white collar defense, transactional, governmental affairs, international, life sciences and other matters. The firm offers legal services related to intellectual property, international trade, mergers & acquisitions and tax practices. The company was founded by J. Harry Covington and Edward B. Burling on January 1, 1919 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

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Miller & Chevalier provides legal services. Its services include tax, government contracts, government affairs, employee benefits, litigation, white-collar crime and international trade. The company was founded in 1920 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

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SandRidge Energy, Inc. purchases Dynamic Offshore Resources, Inc.

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Salix Pharmaceuticals Ltd. purchases Oceana Therapeutics, Inc.

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Cameron International Corp. purchases Letourneau Technologies, Inc. /Drilling & Offshore Bus (2) from Joy Global, Inc.

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S. Michael Chittenden is affiliated with Covington & Burling LLP, Miller & Chevalier Chartered

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