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Can the IRS come to the work place 2 years after they audited

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Can the IRS come to the work place 2 years after they audited your tips and say that they are going to take 14.01 an hour from your pay, if you don't sign you may be audited....I work for a Casino.    Dee Palm Springs Ca.
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Tax Professional: Merlo, Accountant replied 8 years ago
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Hello Notsure,

If you are asking if the IRS can place a garnishment on your wages, the answer is yes, they can, if you owe them back taxes.

If you were audited two years ago and they found that you owed them more tax, if that tax has not yet been paid then they can garnish your wages.

Thank you for using JA, and please let me know if you have more questions.

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
The came in and counted all tips that we all made for one month..That was 2 yrs ago we don't make that much now
Tax Professional: Merlo, Accountant replied 8 years ago
Hello again Notsure,

I guess I am a little confused as to what has actually transpired here.

The only way that the IRS will actually take money from your check is if you personally owe them back taxes. They can also mandate that you change your withholdings if based on the previous tax years you were not having enough tax withheld to cover what you owe.

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
Sorry if I confused you, it's all about our tips,they are saying 14.01 is what we are making in tips an hour....and the want 25% of that a day
Tax Professional: Merlo, Accountant replied 8 years ago
Hello again Notsure,

I personally am not familiar with this type of procedure. I am going to put your question back on the open board to see if any of the other experts in this forum have heard of this and can give you some advice.
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago

Thank you

 

Tax Professional: Merlo, Accountant replied 8 years ago
okay
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Tax Professional: Wayne Brasch, Accountant and Business Consultant replied 8 years ago
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The way you state the situation does not seem legitimate to me. Normally, IRS would contact each employee involved individually and negotiate the matter with you alone. What type of correspondence have you received from IRS about this?
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago

None

 

Tax Professional: Wayne Brasch, Accountant and Business Consultant replied 8 years ago
I would suggest that you get the Casino where you work to provide you a copy of whatever documentation they have gotten from IRS about this matter. As I said earlier, IRS does not normally work in this manner.
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