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IRS gets more aggressive against small businesses.

Kessler said that whether a case gets referred for criminal prosecution also can depend on how the employer is using the withheld money.

“If they are trying to keep the business afloat, while that is not a real defense to a criminal case, it’s not going to be one that is attractive compared to somebody who is taking the money to buy extravagant homes, cars, luxury items, things like that,” said Kessler.

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