The University of Kentucky has notified 76 employees that they owe back taxes because of a glitch in the university's payroll system.
"In most cases, it results from the fact that their employment status changed without making appropriate changes to the University's payroll system," according to a UK release.
For example, a full-time student who was employed by the university would not have been responsible for paying Social Security and Medicare taxes. However, when that same person graduated from college and remained employed, the taxes had to be paid, but the university did not change their payroll status.
Affected employees have been notified, according to the release. "We are working with them to pay taxes owed in a way that is the least harmful," said the release, which said UK would pay any taxes owed before calendar year 2009.