In United States v. Liddle, Case No. 14-cv-04761-BLF (N.D. Cali. 2017), the court considered a trust fund recovery penalty case. The penalty was imposed on a CEO who admitted that his company failed to pay its employment taxes. The only question was whether reasonable cause is a defense to trust fund recovery penalties. Businesses must […]
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Taxpayers often establish Subchapter S corporations to avoid Social Security and Medicare taxes on a portion of their earnings. This is a very common arrangement. In Fleischer v. Commissioner, T.C. Memo. 2016-238, the taxpayer was not able to avoid these taxes using a Subchapter S corporation. The case provides an example of how the Subchapter […]
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