Started working 1/16/2019, IRS says my employee owes taxes from wages 2018 How can I fix this?
It would be best to ask advice from a payroll tax expert or an accountant to see what options you can provide to the employee as the new employer. Obviously, this happened before you hired them.
If the expert will give you instructions about creating changes on your records, feel free to comment below. We'll help you navigate through QuickBooks and reflect them if there is.
To prevent repeating this scenario on your end, you can run through the payroll year-end checklist. This contains instructions to check your payroll records, which can do every quarter, not just at the end of the year.
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