Can I be held personally responsible for my employer’s unpaid payroll tax?

Yes. Even if you don’t own the business or work in the business, the IRS can collect unpaid payroll withholding taxes from the business, the owners of the business, as well as officers, managers, supervisors and certain employees who had control over payroll or writing checks.

To determine if you may be personally responsible for unpaid employment withholding taxes, it is important to consider these factors:

  • Are you an owner of the business?
  • Were you in control of the business’ financial decisions?
  • Did you make the decision not to pay the IRS?
  • Are you an officer or director?

If you receive a visit from an IRS Revenue Officer, it’s vital you get an experienced, tough, clever tax attorney on your side.

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