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Florida Business Owner Pleads Guilty to Employment Tax Violations, Faces Prison

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    As a business owner, it is important to ensure that all of your federal and state tax obligations are met, including paying employment taxes to the IRS. Failure to do so can result in serious consequences, as demonstrated by the recent case of Ari Weingrad in Miami. If you have failed to file a tax return for one or more years, or have taken a position on a tax return that could not be supported upon IRS scrutiny in an tax audit, eggshell tax audit, reverse egg shell tax audit or criminal tax investigation, you should speak with an experienced tax defense attorney as soon as possible about getting right with the government.

    Defendant Used Withheld Employee Taxes to Pay for Personal Expenses

    According to a Department of Justice press release, Weingrad, the owner and operator of Rent Max Miami and Rent Max North, pleaded guilty to willfully failing to pay over more than $850,000 in employment taxes to the IRS. Instead of fulfilling this obligation, Weingrad used corporate funds for personal expenses, including cashier’s checks to himself and his wife and expenses related to a yacht.

    This case serves as a reminder of the importance of properly handling employment taxes and the potential consequences of failing to do so. If you are a business owner and have concerns about your own tax obligations, it is important to seek the advice of a qualified tax professional. An employment tax defense law firm can help you navigate the complex landscape of tax laws and regulations and ensure that you are in compliance with all of your employment tax obligations.

    Working with an Experienced Tax Lawyer

    An experienced employment tax defense lawyer can also represent you in the event of an audit or investigation by the IRS. Whether you are facing an audit for the first time or have a history of noncompliance, an experienced legal team can provide the guidance and representation you need to protect your rights and interests.

    If you are a business owner, it is essential to have an experienced and knowledgeable legal team on your side. The tax and accounting professionals at the Tax Law Offices of David W. Klasing can help you navigate the complex world of tax laws and regulations and ensure that you are in compliance with all of your obligations. Don’t take chances with your business and financial future – seek the guidance of a qualified employment tax defense lawyer today.

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    Regardless of your business or estate needs, the professionals at the Tax Law Offices of David W. Klasing are here for you. We are open for business and our team will help ensure that your business is too. Contact the Law Offices of David W. Klasing today to discuss your business with one of our professionals.

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