15 years ago
Anonymous

IRS tax lien problems?

a former employer did not remit employment taxes. The IRS has deemed me to be a responsible party and has started collection action. Employer has since sold the business and refuses to voluntarily pay the taxes. My credit is being ruined and my home and business are in jeopardy. Has anybody had similar problem and/or solution?
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15 years ago
Phillip B
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The IRS takes a stern view to what they consider "trust fund" taxes, those that they have given employees credit for but weren't remitted. They will generally try and assert anyone who had check signing authority as a responsible person and can go after any one of you. You may have recourse against the owner but they don't care. Whether or not you are a responsible party is a determination of law based on the facts and circumstances. You really need to seek professional advice to at least determine if your position in the company makes you a responsible person
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15 years ago
Anonymous
They are like dealing with the Nazis, if they deemed you respondsible and all you can do then is try to work out a payment plan and then go after your employer. Do you have a copy of your w/2's, or where you 1099. There should be some record that you paid them in, this is the only part that doesn't sound right to me. Small claims court is also a option. The worse thing you can do is not talk to the IRS. They are hard to talk with, and they will go after your checking accounts ect.....you can also find ex IRS employees that now work on there own to help people settle there taxes, this might be a good place to start. I know my accountant was one and has much insight on these matters. I would also google IRS solutions to wrong tax liens ect.....Good luck!!!
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15 years ago
besttaxexpert
I have successfully represented several people in similar circumstances. have they already assessed the Trust Fund tax against you? You would needto be able to provide a narative of the business, with names of the principals, etc. How much is involved? As an aside, the IRS usually assesses the tax against anyone who was on the checking account. However, if you were not responsible AND didn't willfully refuse to submit the taxes (they have to prove both) you can successfully fight this. It will, however, take several months for it to be resolved. Good luck.
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15 years ago
Anonymous
the IRS Tax payer Advocate number (877) 777-4778 this is the IRS they might be able to help you out.. http://www.jamesdance.com/Other/IRS%20Phone%20Numbers.pdf#search='irs%20tax%20help%20phone%20number'
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