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New Jersey IRS Payroll Tax Defense Attorney

Recognized Lawyer For Payroll Tax Issues Skillfully Assists Clients In Camden County, Burlington County, Gloucester County, And Throughout South Jersey To Resolve IRS Payroll Tax Matters

While there are several different types of tax, there is one type of tax that really garners the full attention of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS): the payroll tax. The IRS is committed to collecting unpaid payroll taxes and goes to great lengths to do so. If you find yourself in the midst of a payroll tax issue with the IRS, be sure you take it seriously. At The Law Offices of Michele Finizio, our experienced New Jersey IRS payroll tax defense attorney skillfully assists clients to successfully resolve payroll tax issues.

Experienced Defense Attorney Is Dedicated To Protecting The Rights Of New Jersey Clients and Advocating On Their Behalf 

Payroll tax is a percentage of an employee’s wages that is withheld by their employer. The employer then pays that tax to the government on behalf of the employee. Payroll tax is based on the wages, salaries, and tips that are paid to the employee. Federal payroll taxes are withdrawn from the employee’s salary and paid to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). These taxes are used to fund specific programs such as Medicare and Social Security.

The IRS has broad power over payroll taxes and Congress allows the IRS to go after corporate officers, business owners, and others who may be responsible for withholding payroll taxes from an employee’s wages and paying the taxes. Owners of corporations and LLCs can be held personally liable if there are unpaid payroll taxes, with the IRS seizing their personal assets. The New Jersey IRS payroll tax defense attorney at The Law Offices of Michele Finizio protects your rights and advocates on your behalf; if you have questions about payroll taxes or have payroll tax issues, contact our office to arrange for a confidential consultation.

New Jersey Defense Attorney Has In-Depth Knowledge Of Tax Laws Regarding Tax Withholdings

According to the New Jersey Division of Taxation, New Jersey employers are required to withhold New Jersey state income tax from their employees’ wages, with the exception of employees who are Pennsylvania residents. For the most part, employee compensation that is considered for federal income tax withholding is also subject to New Jersey income tax withholding. When calculating the amount of withholding for an employee’s compensation, employers should include the following:

  • Salary
  • Wages
  • Tips
  • Bonuses
  • Commissions
  • Fees
  • Money paid for services rendered
  • Compensation paid under a health insurance plan or an accident plan
  • 401(k) contributions that exceed the federal limit
  • Employee contributions to retirement plans not including a 401(k)
  • Employee withdrawals from cafeteria plans 

If an employer does not withhold payroll taxes, the IRS and state governments can hold the employer or business owner personally responsible for the tax that is owed.

Skilled Defense Attorney At The Law Offices of Michele Finizio Helps New Jersey Clients With Payroll Tax Issues and Offers A Free, No-Obligation Consultation

New Jersey IRS Payroll Tax Defense Attorney

The skilled New Jersey IRS payroll tax defense attorney at The Law Offices of Michele Finizio helps clients throughout South Jersey with a wide variety of payroll tax issues. The IRS aggressively pursues unpaid payroll taxes; don’t leave the outcome of your situation to chance. 

The Law Offices of Michele Finizio offers a free, no-obligation consultation so you can get clear, straightforward answers to your payroll tax questions. Contact our office today to arrange for your complimentary consultation.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Payroll Tax Issues

What is an EIN?

An EIN stands for an Employer Identification Number — also known as a Federal Tax Identification Number — and it is issued by the Internal Revenue Service. An EIN is required in order for businesses to pay taxes. After a business applies for an EIN, the IRS sends the business a confirmation letter with a specific assigned number. Employer Identification Numbers are also frequently listed on credit reports and business loan applications.

I loaned money to my friend’s business to help them cover payroll. Can I be held liable for payroll taxes?

The answer to this question may be surprising — yes. If you loan money to a business for payroll, you could be held liable for the payroll taxes. When a borrower incurs unpaid payroll taxes, the United States tax code allows the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to collect those unpaid taxes directly from lenders. If, for example, your friend asked you to borrow money to help with covering payroll for his/her business, and indicated that the money would only be used to cover wages for employees — and not payroll taxes — you could be held liable for the unpaid payroll taxes. The IRS considers all of the facts and circumstances in each payroll tax issue case to determine whether the lender had knowledge of the unpaid payroll taxes, and it is important to note that the IRS takes this matter very seriously. Payroll tax issues are complicated and confusing; to get answers to your payroll questions, contact the New Jersey IRS payroll tax defense attorney at The Law Offices of Michele Finizio.

What is the difference between an employee and an independent contractor when it comes to payroll taxes?

The difference between a company employee and an independent contractor is very important to understand and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) outlines the difference between these two types of workers. Business owners must properly determine whether an individual who is providing services to the business is an employee or an independent contractor. A business owner is required to withhold and pay income taxes, Medicare taxes, social security taxes, and unemployment taxes on any wages paid to an employee of the business. If someone providing services to the business is considered an independent contractor, then the employer is not required to withhold or pay taxes on the wages paid to the independent contractor.

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