There is a multitude of tax and income-related issues that are considered illegal by the United State government. Under federal law, only the IRS is able to investigate these types of criminal activities. In the United States, employers must set aside a portion of their employees’ paychecks for tax purposes. Generally speaking, the amount of money generated by a specific employee is reduced by payroll taxes and the money left over is the money that the employee will receive for his/her disposable income.
If your business or corporation has been audited by the IRS under suspicion of a payroll problem or violation, call a lawyer from Okabe & Haushalter immediately. Tax crimes come with heavy penalties. If the IRS suspects that you have evaded taxes or willfully failed to take the correct amount of money out of your employees’ income, you may be in danger of a serious criminal conviction. At the firm, we are dedicated to fighting aggressively for the rights of our clients. Call our office today to see what a lawyer from the firm can do for your case.
Payroll taxes include federal tax, income tax, social security tax, Medicare and unemployment tax. Most states require that a portion of the employee’s check is withheld for state income tax, too. The employer is responsible to make sure that all necessary taxes are deducted from the employees’ paychecks. If the IRS suspects a business or corporation of failing to properly deduct money, the employer may face serious legal consequences, including heavy fines and jail time.
What constitutes a payroll tax problem? Generally speaking, payroll tax issues involve filing tax reports too late, collecting payroll taxes after they are due, keeping incorrect records, and borrowing money from payroll taxes. These actions may be considered illegal. Borrowing money from payroll taxes is always against the law, but many small businesses are accused and convicted of paying overhead and other expenses by borrowing from payroll tax money.
If you are facing an investigation or allegation related to payroll taxes, contact a white collar crime attorney from our firm today. We are prepared to stand up for your rights in court today. We are devoted to fighting for the rights of our clients. If you’re facing a payroll tax investigation, you probably feel overwhelmed. You are not alone. We can help you understand your legal situation and get you the effective and aggressive legal advocacy that you need in court. The sooner we hear from you, the faster one of our lawyers can create a strategy to fight for your freedom. The IRS is extremely aggressive when dealing with payroll tax violations – that’s why you need a lawyer who is willing to go the extra mile for your case.