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With Q2 almost over, make sure your payroll taxes are current

If you are a business owner, you are likely aware of the peaks and valleys in revenue that are inherent during the operation of the business. Because of these fluctuations, it is often tempting to delay paying bills and other obligations during times when revenue is down in order to keep your business afloat or pay other creditors. However, as the Justice Department reminded taxpayers earlier this year, one of the areas that you should never neglect to timely pay are quarterly payroll taxes.

New soda tax could complicate things for businesses

It appears that owners of restaurants, convenience stores and similar businesses in Philadelphia will soon have to begin collecting an extra sales tax on soda. The City Council there has passed a 1.5-cents-per-ounce tax on all drinks with added sugar or artificial sweetener that are sold in the city.

Maryland officials praise new tax fraud detection system

In Maryland, finding fraudulent state income tax returns is the job of the Comptroller of the Treasury’s office, through that agency’s Bureau of Revenue Estimates’ Questionable Return Detection Team. In years past, the job was overwhelming, with a staff of 20 sifting through around 110,000 potentially fraudulent returns each year.

Couple charged in federal court with spending payroll tax money

The federal government expects Rockville businesses to withhold payroll taxes from their employees -- and to hand over that money to the IRS. When authorities believe that a business has failed in either step, they will bring serious federal charges against the owners.

Can I plead the Fifth during an IRS audit?

As most of our readers already know, the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution protects us from being forced to incriminate ourselves. This is why police must tell people they arrest that they have “the right to remain silent.” In other words, nobody has to say anything during a police interrogation or in court that could get them convicted of a crime.

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Friday, November 18, 2016

Chaya Kundra will be a panelist at the New England IRS Representation Conference on Preparer Penalties.

Preparer Penalties: Everything You Need to Know! Over time the IRS has increased its focus from individual taxpayers to tax preparers. When the IRS identifies a pattern of false or fraudulent returns, it does not hesitate to impose penalties on the return preparers. This panel will walk you through the various penalties and what preparers need to know to protect themselves.

Moderator: Amanda Evans, Green & Sklarz LLC, New Haven, CT

Panelists: Chaya Kundra, Kundra & Associates, Rockville, MD, Barbara Kaplan, Greenburg Traurig, New York, NY

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