Category Archives: Payroll

Putting Life on Hold

  Today TaxMama hears from Kris in the TaxQuips Forum, with a long story. Let me summarize. Her boyfriend is behind on filing personal and payroll tax returns. He tried to get help from an accountant who may have overcharged him, and did not complete the work because he couldn’t pay the bill. They want […]

Three Tips for Employers Outsourcing Their Payroll

Courtesy of IRS Outsourcing payroll duties to third-party service providers can streamline business operations, but the IRS reminds employers that they are ultimately responsible for paying federal tax liabilities. Recent prosecutions of individuals and companies who – acting under the guise of a payroll service provider – have stolen funds intended for payment of employment […]

Outsourcing Payroll and Third Party Payers

   Courtesy of the IRS [TaxMama Note: payrolls and payroll tax deposits tend to case THE most problems for small businesses. Somtimes, outsourcing is your best option.] Employer’s Outsourcing Payroll Responsibilities Many employers outsource some of their payroll and related tax duties to third-party payroll service providers. They can help assure filing deadlines and deposit […]

Phooey on FUTA

Today TaxMama hears from Terri in the TaxQuips Forum with a question. “I am a California business. Each year we did an annual return for Federal Unemployment tax (FUTA) taxes as a reconciliation for the payments we make each quarter.  We did the same annual return for CA SUI.  Beginning in 2011 The State of […]

Trust Fund Penalty

Today TaxMama hears from Steve in the TaxQuips Forum with a big problem. He says, “The IRS wants me to sign a trust fund recovery form accepting personal responsibility for corporate 941 back taxes. They are making this a requirement as part of a full pay installment agreement. They are telling me that they will […]

W-2 all Messed Up

Today TaxMama hears from Linda in the TaxQuips Forum who is helping her daughter. (You can read about the whole mess here.) In short, through some amazing incompetence on the part of her daughter’s employer, her daughter is now facing tax debt she does not owe – and possibly credit problems, too. How can this […]

Top 10 Tax Time Tips

It’s that time of the year again. The income tax filing season has begun and important tax documents should be arriving in the mail. Even though your return is not due until April, getting an early start will make filing easier. Here are the Internal Revenue Service’s top 10 tips that will help your tax […]

TaxMama’s Tax Roundtable September 2010

 Note:  TaxMama’s Tax Roundtable is a monthly live discussion open to all TaxMama Family Members and above, and all TaxMama’s EA Exam and Solving the Tax Puzzle Students. Don’t you wish you were here? REPLAY today’s session below – you can listen and SEE the session and forms It will load slowly…perhaps very slowly. But […]

A Trip to the IRS Tax Forums, Page 2

Problem Resolution and Focus Groups Problem Resolution had a facility at the Tax Forum. One of my friends brought a case file with her (and power of attorney forms, etc.). When picking up her registration packet on Monday, she was given a form to fill out with the specifics of her case (and a copy […]

Making IRS Payments

Proposed Regulations Expand the Use of Electronic Payment System and Discontinue Paper Coupons Next Year WASHINGTON — Consistent with a Financial Management Service initiative announced in April of this year, the IRS today issued proposed regulations to significantly increase the number of electronic transactions between taxpayers and the federal government. The proposed regulations (REG 153340-09) […]