Wednesday, September 1, 2021

IRS CONTINUES to Criminally Prosecutes Employers For Failure To Pay Withheld Payroll Taxes - As Promised!

 On October 29, 2019 we ORIGINALLY posted The IRS is Now Criminally Prosecuting Employers For Failure To Pay Withheld Payroll Taxes! where we discussed that the IRS is stepping up criminally prosecuting business owners for failing to turn over withheld payroll taxes.

Since then:

and now according to DoJ, a business owner in the construction industry was sentenced to one (1) year and one (1) day in prison on August 31, 2021 for employment tax fraud.

According to court documents and statements made in court, Edward Hansen owned and operated a steel erection businesses in Suffolk County. 

From 2008 to 2011, the IRS assessed more than $480,000 in penalties against Hansen for his failure to pay over employment taxes on behalf of several of these businesses. 

In the spring of 2011, after receiving another notification from IRS that he was liable for payroll taxes, Hansen closed County Steel Inc. and proceeded to operate the same steel erection business under the name BR-Teck. Hansen made another individual the nominal “President” of BR-Teck. Hansen, however, continued to operate the business and continued to not pay over employment taxes. 

From January 2012 through June 2017, Hansen did not pay the IRS more than $950,000 in payroll taxes withheld from the wages of BR-Teck’s employees. 

In addition to the  one (1) year and one (1) day in prison, U.S. District Judge Denis R. Hurley ordered Hansen to serve two years of supervised release and to pay a $5,000 fine. 

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