A common technique unscrupulous third party payroll providers use to dupe you is to file change of address forms with the IRS without your permission. That way, after they’ve embezzled your payroll deposits, they receive the default notices and you’re kept in the dark just a little longer.
However, buried deep in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014 (P.L. 113-76) is a provision that requires the IRS to send a notice confirming any change of address to your old and new address. And for victims of service bureau fraud, the law also directs the IRS to give special consideration to offers-in-compromise, which may allow you to settle a tax debt for less than the full amount owed.
One more nail in the coffin. Unpaid payroll taxes pile up so quickly that service bureau fraud can be catastrophic, since you’re always responsible for your taxes. Typically, you end up paying twice—first to the service bureau, which embezzled your ...(register to read more)
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