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Another Criminal Prosecution for Failure to Pay Payroll Taxes

Another Criminal Prosecution for Failure to Pay Payroll Taxes

On September 1, 2021 we posted IRS CONTINUES to Criminally Prosecutes Employers For Failure To Pay Withheld Payroll Taxes - As Promised! where we discussed that we posted The IRS is Now Criminally Prosecuting Employers For Failure To Pay Withheld Payroll Taxes! where we discussed that the IRS is stepping up criminally prosecuting business owners for failing to turn over withheld payroll taxes and unlisted several other criminal prosecutions for failing to pay to the IRS withheld payroll taxes. 

Now according to the DoJ, a West Virginia woman pleaded guilty on November 4, 2021 to willfully failing to pay over to the IRS employment taxes withheld from employees’ wages.

According to court documents and statements made in court, Diann Clark was an office manager and bookkeeper at Alpha Associates, an architectural firm in Morgantown where she managed payroll between 2014 and 2018. 

Clark was responsible for collecting and paying over to the IRS Social Security, Medicare and income taxes withheld from the wages of Alpha Associates employees. 

Despite Knowing The Firm Withheld Payroll Taxes 
From Its Employees’ Paychecks, Clark Did Not
Pay Over These Taxes to The IRS.
As A Result, Clark Caused A Total Tax Loss Of $1,986,410.

Clark is scheduled to be sentenced at a later date. She faces a statutory maximum sentence of five years in prison, as well as a period of supervised release, restitution and monetary penalties. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors. 

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