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Some Ohio taxpayers reporting getting old tax bills

Facing a large state tax bill can be an intimidating situation for an Ohio taxpayer. Such tax bills could expose a person to various collection tactics, and responding to such a bill can pose challenges. Certain things could make such a situation even more complicated. One is if the bill is in relation to a very old tax debt.

States vary in their sales tax treatment of the sharing economy

Businesses can be heavily impacted by a wide range of tax laws and policies. This includes the sales tax laws and policies of the states that they operate in. States vary greatly in their sales tax rules. This includes in their rules regarding how their sales tax applies to the sharing economy.

Ohio ranked ninth for average federal tax liability

With tax day just having passed, federal taxes can be fresh on people’s minds. How much federal tax liability do people here in the U.S. generally have? Well, reportedly, in 2016, the national per-person average for federal taxes paid was $8,943. This includes income, estate and payroll taxes.

Strict compliance with the tax code means just that

One of the more difficult concepts of tax law is that for the most part, it is arbitrary. While there is some narrative that follows from the idea that tax is typically owed on "all income from whatever source derived," the devil is in the details and if you gaze on the 10,000 plus pages of tax statutes and regulations, you quickly realize that it is mostly details.

Employee or independent contractor? You need to know

As an employer, one of your more important jobs is to properly determine if the individuals who work for you are employees or independent contractors. You probably know that employees bring with them a host of obligations for you as an employer. Payroll taxes and withholdings are one of the most important of those obligations, as the Internal Revenue Service imposes severe penalties for employers who are negligent with these withholdings.

What's a John Doe summons

In most cases when a law enforcement agency wants information, it can use a summons, for instance, if it wants additional information from a taxpayer concerning details of their tax returns from specific years. A summons typically is issued by a court for an individual taxpayer, but when the Internal Revenue Service needs information regarding a larger group of taxpayers, it may not have specifics, because the identity of the taxpayer is part of the information they are seeking.

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