On June 27, 2022 we posted IRS CONTINUES to Criminally Prosecutes Employers For Failure To Pay Withheld Payroll Taxes - As Promised! which lists multiple recent cases where the IRS Criminally prosecutes Employers for Failure To Pay Withheld Payroll Taxes.
Now According To The DoJ, A Maryland Man
Is Indicted For Employment Taxes Violations.
A Maryland man made his initial appearance in federal court on August 4, 2022, after being charged with 16 counts of willful failure to collect, account for and pay over employment taxes to the IRS.
According to the indictment, Brett Hill, of Parkton, owned and operated two telecommunications companies and was responsible for collecting and paying to the IRS income, Social Security, and Medicare taxes withheld from the wages of employees at both companies.
Hill allegedly collected such taxes from the employees of the two companies but did not pay those taxes to the IRS or file quarterly employment tax returns.
If convicted, Hill faces up to five (5) years in prison for each of 16 counts of willful failure to collect or pay over employment taxes (possible 60 years). A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.
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Read more at: Tax Times blog