Tales of Tax Violations


The tax problem stemming from the failure of a county employee to submit federal payroll forms to the IRS has resulted in a fine of more than $77,000 to Austin County. The non-submission of the forms also meant that Austin County had failed to remit $378,672.55 in taxes. Now the County is seeking to negotiate with the IRS over the fine.

The same employee continuously ignored instructions from the IRS to file the missing forms for up to one and a half years. The mystery is how such a drastic omission could have escaped the attention of supervisors, something the County has been trying hard to explain the last 5 months. The employee concerned has not been named but has since been terminated and the hefty payment paid. The money due to the IRS was accumulating in an account used to transfer money each quarter. But the money was not being sent to the IRS, and this resulted in the penalty imposed on the County.

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