Post: Unpaid Employment Taxes
Posted by David Griffin on 12/20/11
In 1998 I formed my own small business (staffing support
agency). 8 months into operation, my major client file
bankruptcy and bascially put me under and out of business.
As I was trying to survive my buiness, I was making payroll
and didn't have enough money to pay employment taxes - then
I shut my doors in Jan 1999. Since that time the IRS has
used ever available vehicle to collect - from payments I
made, to levies, paycheck garnishments, levied my 401K,
etc. Since the original assesment was made in June 1999 -
the statue of limitations expired in June 2009. HOWEVER, in
March 2001, the IRS did a reassesment and claims the statue
started back over because they saw where the company had
closed it doors and would be unable to pay and so they
reassesed in 2001 and charged the taxes to me personally -
which I argue was, is, and always had been one in the same.
and yet, in received a copy of the transcript of the
company's tax liability, they show that all monies
collected up to June 2009 where applied to the original tax
liability assigned to the my company - not me personally. I
want to know, as I was the only owner, operator and
responsible party for the company - 1), what legal grounds
do I have to argue (or continue to argue) it's one in the
same and reassesing the tax liability to me personally in
2001 didn't extend the statue of limitations, and 2)since
they've been applying the monies collected against
the "company" tax debt, how can I show that they are doing
what they argued they couldn't collect to in the beginning.
I've been under severe stress over this situation for over
13-years. Thanks for any advice you can render!
Posts on this thread, including this one
- Unpaid Employment Taxes, 12/20/11, by David Griffin.