How One Small Business Dealt with Owing the IRS $15k

Tax Owed to IRS from The Startup Garage
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When Debra Locker Griffin realized she owed the IRS $15,000, it became one of the biggest nightmares for a small business owner – not having the money. But luckily, Griffin found a way to pay the IRS and shared her story so other small businesses could avoid this situation.

The problem started with a hired accountant that Griffin rarely checked up on, and that rarely checked up with her. There had been no communication until the news came from the IRS and this can easily be avoided by regularly checking up with your accountant. The solution started with Griffin first receiving a line of credit for her bank to the sum of $8,000 and withdrawing $3,000 from her personal savings. Lastly, Griffin contacted the IRS to request an installment plan.

Due to her proactive efforts, the IRS accepted her proposal and begun an installment plan to be paid off over a year and a half. Small business owners should be aware that the IRS allows for installments – note that there are late payment charges and interest on unpaid taxes.

To read Griffin’s full story, read the article at The Washington Post.


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About Tyler Jensen

I work with entrepreneurs who are looking to attract investment and get out of the "Garage". I am passionate about helping entrepreneurs start companies that matter. I helped launch over 100 Companies, Non-Profits and Social Enterprises. I consider myself a serial entrepreneur, startup coach & trusted advisor. * Launching New Companies (For Profit, Non-Profit and Social Enterprise) * Expert Business Plan Writer * Extensive Network of Business Relationships focused on Launch & Rapid Growth of New Companies * Startup, Growth, Marketing, Technology, Web, Business Systems * Trusted Advisor to CEO’s & Entrepreneurs * Capital Raising Strategy Development * Startup Team Development The first company I started and sold is VAVi Sport & Social Club which grew to over 25,000 members in six years, was recognized as San Diego’s 30th fastest growing private company in 2006 by the San Diego Business Journal and 32nd fastest in 2007, and sold for over 25X the capital investment.