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If you have your own business, there is plenty going on all the time. In addition to taking care of your customers, you have to take care of your employees. Payroll can be very difficult with the many scenarios, and that can lead to an employment tax problem. Don’t feel like you are alone though as 941 payroll tax problems are extremely common when it comes to the IRS and what they have to look into.

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IRS tax problems can make your life a complete mess. Tax debt can cause never-ending strain and may also break marriages or even break families. Individuals facing IRS troubles should instantly seek tax help from a qualified tax relief professional to avoid drastic circumstances.

The IRS website is obviously the most comprehensive resource available. You can find all the tax forms, publications, instructions, frequently asked questions as well as resources for individuals, organizations, non-profits and all the other entities subject to tax under the United States laws. If you need any sort of help, documentation or information, the IRS webpage is the place to go.

Download any form from the webpage and you will immediately have the idea how exhausting it can be to fill a form without making even a minor mistake. Unfortunately, the smallest of mistakes can ruin your case and your request will be rejected no matter if you qualify for the IRS tax relief. This clearly illustrates you should seek professional help to get the best possible resolution for your tax problems.

How to Research Roni Deutch and other Tax Resolution Companies

Today I’m going to teach you a lesson. This lesson uses Roni Deutch as an example of what to look for when you’re in the market for a tax resolution company to help with your tax problems. Personally, I have nothing against Roni Deutch. Like a lot of other companies, Roni Deutch just happens to be in the same business as I am and that business is offering tax relief to individuals and companies who have tax problems including tax audits, unfiled tax returns, wage garnishment issues, payroll tax problems, IRS tax liens and other problems with the IRS.

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Employment and Payroll Tax Audit & Examination:

The IRS announced its plan to audit the first 6,000 employment tax audits and small business will be their audit target. The IRS will start examining 2,000 companies every year over the next 3 years.

The IRS will utilize its audit findings to target a select group of businesses and aggressively audit their payroll tax and refine estimates to close the tax gap. IRS audit agents are specially trained to audit employment and payroll tax for the audited businesses.

Solve Your 941 Payroll Tax Problems

It’s fairly common for businesses – no matter what size – to struggle with some sort of 941 tax issue or another. Even companies that use good payroll software to sort out their entire payroll related taxes are still prone to errors. The IRS implements strict guidelines when it comes to filing and paying payroll taxes in a timely manner. Are you a business owner with 941 payroll tax problems? It’s going to be difficult to obtain tax relief if you have been found guilty of deliberately failing to meet your obligations.

Late filing and payment

Late payment of payroll taxes causes your business to incur penalties and additional fees, which can be a huge problem especially if your business is already contending with cash flow issues to begin with. Small businesses, for instance, rarely have ample capital to run their operations, so when unexpected fees like these come up, cash flow is compromised.

Capital contributions did not restore or increase shareholders’ tax bases in loans to S corporations Nathel, (2008) 131 TC No. 17

Mike Habib, EA

The Tax Court has held that taxpayers’ capital contributions to S corporations did not constitute income to the S corporations and that the contributions did not restore or increase their tax bases in their loans to the S corporations.

IT company owes nearly $1.7 million in back wages due to H-1B Visa Program violations [DOL ESA News Release, 10/30/08]:

Mike Habib, EA

An information technology (IT) company has agreed to pay $1,683,584 in back wages to 343 non-immigrant workers after a Department of Labor (DOL) investigation found that the company had violated the H-1B visa provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act.

Timely reminder for small businesses to steer clear of trouble on payroll tax and retirement plan contributions IRS Employee Plan News (Fall 2008)

In these trying times, with cash scarce and credit hard to find, a small business might be tempted to “temporarily” use money it deducts for taxes and retirement plan contributions from employees’ wages. The Fall 2008 issue of IRS’s Employee Plans News [http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-tege/fall08.pdf] suggests that practitioners remind clients that failing to remit payroll taxes and retirement plan contributions in a timely manner not only would violate an employer’s legal obligation, but also could subject them to heavy penalties.

Payroll taxes. IRS suggests that small business employers be reminded that when they deduct income and Social Security taxes from employees’ wages, the money is not theirs to use, even for a short period of time. Deducted amounts must be remitted, along with their portion of payroll taxes, by the next scheduled Federal Tax Deposit deadline. An employer that doesn’t deposit the money on time could be hit with:

  • penalties for making late deposits and for not depositing the proper amount; and
  • penalties for failing to file returns and pay taxes when due, for filing false returns, and for submitting bad checks.

The rate of these penalties increases with each passing day until deposits are made. Interest is also charged on the total unpaid tax and the penalty. These penalties and interest can add up quickly and lead to even bigger financial troubles for noncompliant businesses.