Failing to pay payroll taxes is serious. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) does not take these matters lightly. In some cases, penalties for such violations can result in personal liability for those who are deemed responsible for paying these...

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There are striking differences between a contract worker and an employee. One of the most notable is the fact that an employer is generally not responsible for the tax obligations of the contractor. The contractor, unlike an employee, is expected to...

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America is going through another of its turbulent political seasons. While we have no interest in this space in choosing sides, we are interested observers who notice that Democrats and Republicans are agreed that a tax error does not have to ruin...

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The U.S. Department of Justice has announced that two West Virginia business owners plead guilty to federal employment tax charges for  failing to pay employment taxes.  The full press release details how the construction company owners got... Read More

In latest news from the U.S. Department of Justice, we want to highlight this case of how unpaid employment taxes can add up quickly leading to serious consequences.  A Germantown, Tennessee, resident and business owner was sentenced to one year in...

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There seems to be a million details for entrepreneurs to attend to when starting up a new small business. One of those deserving attention before opening the doors of your commercial venture is payroll.  Many a business that has come before yours...

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It is less than an hour's drive from Cleveland out to Portage County. The area is home to the Village of Garrettsville, known for its maple syrup and pastoral setting. It is also the hometown of Jonathan M. Lawrence, the CEO, founder and president...

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Many Chicago business owners have faced difficult cash flow problems; problems that come with temptations. The possibility of using withheld payroll tax monies that were deducted from employee paychecks to keep the business's doors open can be...

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It happens every day: smart, motivated people escape the corporate grind by starting their own businesses. Unfortunately for many of them, their ventures don't turn profits quickly enough. Under pressure to keep their enterprises alive, some will...

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A husband and wife duo in West Virginia have been indicted by a federal grand jury with charges of federal employment tax violations.  If convicted, they face a statutory maximum sentence of five years in prison and a maximum fine of $250,000 for...

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