Category Archives: Trust Fund Penalty

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The IRS is Coming

I am from the IRS and I am here to help you! The intention, believe it or not, is to help small businesses that start to get behind on payroll tax deposits – before they get so far behind that it’s too late to save the business. The fact is, one of the most common reason that small businesses fail (other than ineptitude, bad planning and lack of funds) is that the owner thinks it’s OK to use the money withheld from employees’ paychecks to pay their own bills, as a short-term loan. It might work once. But payroll after payroll, the boss starts getting more behind. The funds don’t get paid back. The payroll taxes don’t ever get deposited. This affects the employees, trying to get their refunds. This often causes businesses to go under.

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 […]

Paying Past Due Taxes

Today TaxMama hears from Steve in the TaxQuips Forum with a reminder. He says, “After finding a true tax professional through one of the associations you suggested on this site, we feel much more confident, moving forward. We are now making voluntary payments with no installment agreement but designating the payments specifically to the Trust […]

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 […]