PAYROLL TAXES PAYABLE
|12 Months Ended|
Dec. 31, 2017
|Payroll Taxes Payable|
|PAYROLL TAXES PAYABLE||
NOTE 9 - PAYROLL TAXES PAYABLE
In 2009 and 2010, REGS, a subsidiary of the Company, became delinquent for unpaid federal employer and employee payroll taxes, accrued interest and penalties were incurred related to these unpaid payroll taxes.
In or around 2010, REGS retained Washington D.C.-based legal counsel specializing in resolving federal tax matters. REGS has been represented by this firm throughout all phases of this tax matter and related proceedings. In September 2011, REGS received approval from the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) to begin paying the outstanding federal payroll tax liability plus the related incurred interest and penalties totaling approximately $971,000 in installments (the “Installment Plan”). Under the Installment Plan, REGS was required to pay minimum monthly installments of $12,500 commencing September 2011, which increased to $25,000 per month in September 2012, until the liability was paid in full. Through the duration of the Installment Plan, the IRS continues to charge penalties and interest at statutory rates. If the conditions of the Installment Plan were not met, the IRS could cancel the installment plan and could demand the outstanding liability to be repaid through traditional enforcement proceedings available to the IRS. Additionally, the IRS has filed a notice of federal tax lien against certain of REGS assets in order to secure the obligation. The IRS is to release this lien if and when we pay the full amount due.
Two of the officers of REGS also have liability exposure for a portion of the taxes if REGS does not pay them.
In May 2013, REGS filed an Offer in Compromise (“OIC”) with the IRS. While the OIC was under review by the IRS, the requirement to pay $25,000 a month under the Installment Plan was suspended. REGS was informed by its legal counsel that the IRS had accepted REGS’ OIC. However by a letter dated March 27, 2014, REGS was notified that the OIC had been rejected. REGS then appealed that rejections decision. However that appeal has been denied. As a result, the Installment Plan is terminated. In June 2014, REGS received notices of intent to levy property or rights to property from the IRS for the amounts owed for the past due payroll taxes, penalty and interest. The IRS has not taken any current action against REGS and REGS continues to be represented by its legal counsel.
As of December 31, 2017 and 2016, the outstanding balance due to the IRS was $997,700, and $993,300, respectively.
Other than this outstanding payroll tax matter arising in 2009 and 2010, all state and federal taxes have been paid by REGS in a timely manner.