An ex-police officer for the New Orleans Police Department has plead guilty to one count tax evasion. The suspect is accused of failing to file income tax returns for the years 2006, 2007, and 2008. According to a report, his failure to file tax returns cost the government an estimated $31,662. The former NOPD officer allegedly filed a fraudulent IRS W-4.
The W4 is a very basic tax form that doesn’t change much year to year. Although its use is extremely simple, it’s good to know that you can indeed influence the amount of taxes withheld from your wages. It’s your money, and it’s usually better to get it as soon as you can.
When an individual initially becomes an employee, it’s the employer’s responsibility to request the employee for their social security number. This can either be by itself or through a completed W-4 form that each employee is required to complete for employment. #irs #tax #taxes