Protecting You From The Penalties Of Failing To Pay Payroll Taxes
Payroll taxes are a particularly complex aspect of tax law. Many businesses and business owners are unaware of their responsibilities regarding payroll taxes.
When handled improperly, or left unaddressed, payroll tax issues can result in harsh penalties. They could even lead to criminal charges for theft and tax evasion.
At Bendure & Thomas, we help taxpayers avoid the severe ramifications of unpaid payroll taxes. Our lead tax lawyer holds an advanced law degree (LL.M.) in taxation and has many decades of experience protecting taxpayers.
Avoiding The 100% Penalty
When investigating a business or employer’s failure to comply with payroll tax requirements, the IRS will approach it as a potential tax evasion case. They also view it as potential theft. In their view, the money taken out of employee wages that was supposed to go to the government is instead kept by the business owner or employer. As a result, the business owner will personally be 100% liable for the unpaid taxes.
Thankfully, there are ways to reduce that penalty and avoid personal liability. Our attorneys understand the intricacies of the tax regulations that apply to these cases.
Don’t Make The Mistake Of Handling Your Payroll Tax Case Alone
Taxpayers who attempt to negotiate with the IRS on their own often end up in more legal trouble. For example, filling out certain documents incorrectly can be considered an admission of tax fraud. You should never submit documents or navigate an audit without strong legal protection.
We Have The Experience You Need
When it comes to high-stakes tax issues such as unpaid payroll taxes, experience makes all the difference. Our attorneys have spent decades representing taxpayers in high-stakes proceedings involving the IRS as well as the Michigan Department of Treasury.