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A Lesson in Sales Tax Fraud

Gladys Knight’s Son: A Lesson in Sales Tax Fraud

Recently CNN reported on a raid of Gladys Knight’s Signature Chicken & Waffles restaurant by Georgia’s Department of Revenue. Shanga Hankerson, Knight’s son, was accused of stealing roughly $650,000 by withholding sales taxes owed to the state.

5 Overlooked Small Business Tips (Yes, Taxes Are Included)

Everyone has heard the tried-and-true business tips. Things like “identify your target consumers,” “emphasize customer service” and “network, network, network.” But what about all of the other stuff that goes into running a successful small business?

Seeking Payroll Tax Debt Relief? You Have Options

Small businesses are weighed down with a bevy of taxes (and soon they will face changing overtime policies, too). For every employee, businesses have payroll taxes that are paid throughout the year (rather than just on April 15). But what happens if you get behind and can’t pay?

First-Time Tax Offender

First-Time Tax Offender? See if You Can Benefit From an IRS Penalty Waiver

An IRS penalty waiver does exactly what it sounds like – waives IRS penalties. For an individual filer, this procedure attacks failure-to-file or failure-to-pay penalties. For a business, these penalties also include those related to a failure to properly deposit payroll taxes. Pursuing this type of waiver is one step in the process of reducing or eliminating tax debt.

Carly Owed Over 32k in Back Taxes. See How DTR Saved the Day!

Carly* was overwhelmed. She found herself owing over $32,000 in back taxes, penalties, and fees to the IRS. She feared the destruction to her personal credit that a tax lien would cause, and she couldn’t handle the loss of income she’d face if the IRS decided to garnish her wages.