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IRS Files Tax Lien Against Former Martha's House
Updated August 8, 2015 6:00 PM
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(BLOOMINGTON) - In June, the federal Internal Revenue Service filed a second tax lien against former Bloomington nonprofit Martha's House Inc. for failure to pay quarterly federal tax returns.

The Herald Times reports, the lien, which totals more than $39,000, was filed with the county recorder's office for failure to pay quarterly federal tax returns for the entire 2013 tax period.

In January, the IRS filed a tax lien against Martha's House for failure to file correct information returns for the tax period ending December 31, 2011.

When taxes are neglected or not paid in full, the government can file a legal claim against a taxpayer's current and future property.

In total, the corporation now owes the IRS more than $55,000.

When employment taxes are unpaid, the IRS can hold a person or group of people such as a nonprofit's board of trustees responsible for those funds.

Patrick Murray, who served on the board of directors and volunteered as executive director for Martha's House in the three-year period it functioned says he is working with the IRS and told the Herald Times he had no further comment.

Martha's House lost its status as a nonprofit organization as of October 2014, and its board of directors voted to dissolve the homeless shelter as a corporation in May.

It's unclear who is responsible for paying the Martha's House taxes, particularly if the nonprofit has dissolved.

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