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May 2024

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CPA Steals the Payroll Taxes, Owner Has to Pay the IRS

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The CPA steals the payroll taxes. He has the money.


The owner, a responsible party, has to pay the payroll taxes to the IRS. It gets worse.


The owner also has to pay the 100 percent trust fund penalty on the W-2 payroll taxes (federal income, Social Security, and Medicare taxes) that the CPA embezzled.1




Rodney Taylor hired Robert Gard, CPA, to manage his corporation’s bookkeeping and other accounting matters. Over a number of years, Gard embezzled between ... Log in to view full article.

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