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In the state of Florida, a person responsible for paying sales taxes is defined as follows;
for such penalty (Fla. Stat. §213.29)
If the manager of the business is not required to collect, account for, and pay taxes, then they would not be a responsible person. If the manager is the person who fills out the sales tax return, they could be considered a responsible person
Based on your question, definitely the owner is liable for the sales tax...the manager could be, depending on the role they play in the company.
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If the manager paid all bills associated with running of the business, except sales tax, and had repeatedly informed the owner that sales taxes were due, would she be held responsible for the owner not paying the sales taxes?
Is the manager responsible for the preparation of the sales tax return?
Then they would not be responsible for the collection and payment of sales tax.
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