Vaght Boutris LLP

Payroll Taxes

The law firm has extensive experience representing businesses and sole proprietors in handling federal and state employment taxes.  These matters include the following:

Worker classification disputes in which the IRS or Employment Development Department seek to recharacterize independent contractors as employees.

Collection issues which arise as a result of delinquent payroll taxes or payroll tax payments.

Representation of individuals who are targeted by the IRS or EDD for criminal investigation and prosecution due to failure to report employees and/or pay employment taxes.

Representation of individuals who are facing personal liability as a responsible officer for failing to pay employment trust fund taxes to the IRS or EDD.

Seeking abatement of penalties or refunds for failure timely to pay employment taxes.

Offer in compromise with IRS or EDD to substantially reduce payroll tax liability due to financial circumstances.