Trust fund recovery penalty

The IRS sends out a lot of mail.  Any letter from the IRS should be taken seriously, but some have more legal ramifications than others.  Here are three of the most important IRS letters – what they mean, and how to respond: 1.     Notice of Deficiency.  The IRS sends this letter out as […]

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Unpaid employment tax liabilities results in the highest level of IRS enforcement.  The IRS usually assigns its most experienced Revenue Officers to investigate employment tax cases, including pursuing the individuals in the business personally for not paying their employees taxes. If your business owes employment taxes to the IRS, what does this mean to you and […]

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The time I spend helping my clients results in relationships that allows me to get to know them better.  I enjoy learning about my clients – many are small business owners, including everything from restaurateurs to electricians.  I represent doctors and lawyers and chief financial officers.  Some clients are retired on social security, and others are […]

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When you make a payment to the IRS, it will be automatically applied to your account in a manner that is in the IRS’s best interest. But what is best for the IRS in handling your payment can be different from what is best for you. In some situations, it is in your best interest […]

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The trust fund recovery penalty can cause financial havoc for anyone involved in a business that did not pay over its employee withholdings to the IRS.  Internal Revenue Code Section 6672 allows the IRS to investigate those in the business who were part of the decision not to pay the IRS and hold them personally […]

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IRS trust fund recovery penalty investigations are a sure source of unease.  Trust fund investigations can place personal liability on you for not paying your employees’ withholding taxes to the IRS. Adding to the dilemma is an IRS request during the trust fund investigation for a personal financial statement (Form 433A) detailing your assets, income and living expenses. If the IRS makes a request […]

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