When a business needs to tighten their belt, a tempting solution is to avoid paying taxes. But a Detroit-area businessman couldn't resist the temptation, and committed this payroll tax crime, at not just one of his businesses, but two.

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According to a recent Brookings Institute report based on IRS statistics, tax evasion is responsible for one out of every six federal tax dollars owed but not paid. This has a huge impact on the U.S. economy. Every year, unpaid taxes amount to about...

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In the eyes of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), one of the worst things a business can do is not pay their employment taxes. So after failing to pay nearly $1 million in payroll tax withholdings to the IRS, a Long Island construction business...

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Not paying employee taxes can result in walking on broken glass. Last month, the owner of a glass company in Greenville, Ohio, plead guilty to not paying employment taxes, as well as admitted to filing false tax returns and failing to file returns.

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Employment tax fraud was a poor prescription for a Virginia business owner.

 

Virginia resident, Jerry Harper, Jr., is a pharmacist who owns five pharmacies in the Western District of Virginia.  By combining accounting practices for his five...

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The former Chief Financial Officer of an Austin, Texas based company pleaded guilty today to willfully failing to pay over employment taxes to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Herzer was the CFO of AXO Staff Leasing from 2010 to 2016. He handled...

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Payroll taxes are a hard and fast responsibility of those who employ others.  For two C-Suite execs, their desire to conceal a business downturn got the better of their common and fiduciary sense.

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They say a cobbler's children has no shoes and a contractor's house is always under construction. In this case, a CPA didn't file his taxes. But, the difference between these is that in the case of the CPA, that failure to execute his profession for...

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A taxi cab company owner is hailing a ride to the big house for nearly $400k in unpaid  employment taxes. 

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Using their internet floral business, a Pennsylvania couple engaged in multiple forms of tax fraud that will land them in prison.

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