A Lawrenceburg woman has pleaded guilty to one count of willfully failing to pay over employment taxes to the Internal Revenue Service in federal court.
Peggy Dossman, 42, who owns a home healthcare business, faces a maximum of five years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.
According to court documents, between 2003 and 2010 Dossman was a partner in a home health care business known as Southwest Home Healthcare.
During the 2008 and 2009 income tax years, Dossman and her partner deducted and collected income taxes and Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) taxes from the wages of the employees of Southwest Home Healthcare but failed to remit those employment taxes to the IRS.
Dossman agreed to pay restitution to the IRS in the amount of $352,472.77 for the employment taxes not remitted to the IRS for the first and second quarters of 2008 and for all four quarters of 2009. In addition, Dossman agreed to pay restitution to the State of Ohio in the amount of $6,573.14.
Dossman was released on bond, pending sentencing, on a date to be determined by Judge Susan Dlott.
On May 13, Gina Kerth, 45, of Harrison, Ohio, who was also a partner in Southwest Home Healthcare, pleaded guilty before Senior U.S. District Judge Herman J. Weber to one count of willfully failing to pay over employment taxes to the IRS. Kerth was released on bond and a sentencing date was set for Sept. 10.
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