Trust Fund Recovery Penalty Averted!
Professional Tax Resolution latest Success Story: Trust Fund Recovery and Penalty Averted. The owner of BM Corporation contacted our office shortly after receiving a subpoena from the IRS requesting all of their banking records. Unsure of how to respond to the notice and fearful of the potential consequences it might hold, they contacted Professional Tax Resolution for help. Our staff responded immediately by filing a Power of Attorney and contacting the IRS Revenue Officer. Within a matter of three weeks, we had submitted all of the company’s back payroll tax returns and completed the necessary business financial statements. In addition, our tax resolution specialists had negotiated a tax settlement agreement for payoff of Trust Fund monies which included an initial payment together with a payment plan for the remainder the back tax balance owed. All of this work was done prior to the IRS reviewing the client’s bank statements!
As frequently happens, BM Corporation had responded to a cash flow shortage by using payroll tax funds to cover the operating expenses of the business. It was this situation that resulted in them falling behind on their payroll tax obligations. Although they had planned to catch up when their financial situation improved, this had not yet happened at the time they received the IRS subpoena requesting their banking records. Because payroll taxes include amounts that have been withheld from an employee’s paycheck and are being held in trust by the employer until payroll tax payments are due, the IRS purses collection of these taxes very aggressively. Had Professional Tax Resolution not intervened in the case of BM Corporation, the company would likely have been assessed very quickly and heavily.
The tax settlement situation described above illustrates how experienced tax professionals offer a distinct advantage in dealing with the IRS. They not only know the consequences of unpaid tax balances, but they know to resolve them in the quickest and most effective way possible. In the case of BM Corporation, speedy intervention on the part of the tax specialists at Professional Tax Resolution almost certainly avoided an assessment of the Trust Fund Recovery Penalty which is equal to 100% of the back payroll tax balance owed. Not only was the penalty averted and a payment plan put in place, but it was all accomplished prior the IRS even reviewing company bank statements!
If you have tax questions or a tax debt you are unable to pay, our tax settlement professionals are happy to discuss your tax resolution options free of charge. For more information about our services, visit us today at www.professionaltaxresolution.com or call us at 877.889.6527. With over 16 years in the business of resolving tax debt, we have a thorough understanding of tax law together with the experience to know which settlement option will be the best fit for your specific set of circumstances.