Kansas City Teen Hit With Hefty Tax Bill For Part-Time Job


Description: A Kansas City-area teen who made about $1,000 while working for a cleaning crew two years ago has been told he owes taxes on about $97,000. (2:21)

Source: KMBC

8 thoughts on “Kansas City Teen Hit With Hefty Tax Bill For Part-Time Job

  1. This is just like some agency like the IRS. They know this guy didn`t make that kind of money and they knew that he probobly couldn`t defend his self if he had to pay for a lawyer. They – the IRS – will always go after the lower – middle class before they will go after the Mit Romney types.

  2. this was an obvious error and IRS is not going to fine him that amount. silly story when there are plenty of REAL abuses the IRS deliberately implements. please cover those atrocities.

  3. This sounds a lot like the Begelman scandal that hit Columbia PIctures in 1977 in which David Begelman embezzled $10,000 which was listed as having been paid to actor Cliff Robertson. Robertson got taxed on the money he had never received and determined that his signature on the $10,000 check was a forgery. This launched an investigation and David Begelman got community service for the forgeries, which totaled $75,000. Begelman was ultimately fired over the strenuous objections of fellow producers such as Ray Stark, who vowed revenge on Cliff Robertson and blacklisted him for many years. In the 1990s, it turned out that Begelman had also embezzled several hundred thousand dollars from Actress Judy Garland while he was her agent during CBS’ “The Judy Garland Show”.

  4. During a particularly hectic period of business in 2011, I made an honest slip- up and missed mailing a form 941 to the IRS. Nearly a year later, I received a letter from them pointing this oversight out, while acknowledging that the taxes owed on that 941 reporting period had been paid (by electronic withdrawal, which I have no control over). They simply needed the correct form filed in order to “apply” the money they already had to my “account”.

    I promptly mailed in a duplicate form, but a month later received another letter requesting the same form. Thinking they hadn’t routed the first duplicate form to the correct desk, I sent them another duplicate. Next, I received a letter claiming that I owed taxes on an amount of income which was exactly two times what was reported on the duplicate 941, along with the boilerplate threats of property and bank account seizures. It wasn’t hard to figure out that the IRS, instead of putting my duplicate 941 which THEY requested in the right file, was treating each new receipt of that form as brand new income with taxes owing. This may finally be straightened out with some extra effort by my CPA, but it’s instructive about how long it can take for the IRS to recognize and correct their own mistakes.

    1. NO Tom. They were the ones that made the mistake, not you! When the people make a mistake we get a fine, get thrown in jail/prison, maybe loose our house or car ya know. They are the ones that made the mistake apparently more than once. The owe you more than just an appology if you know what I sayin`. Try making a mistake on you tax returns and see what they will tell you – tax fraud, maybe tax evasion, etc.

    2. In 2006, I was audited by the IRS, for an $1,100 donation that I made to a Christian organization that I work at two weekends a year. It cost me an additional $150 to my tax accountant to straighten it out.

      They didn’t even blink an eye at the $13,000 that I tithed to my church that same year.

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