New York-based temporary staffing agency owner pleads guilty to not paying $292,000 in taxes: DOJ


The owner and operator of a New York-based temporary staffing company pleaded guilty to failing to remit taxes to the Internal Revenue Service, the US Department of Justice announced July 25.

According to the department, the owner, Steven Heppenheimer, did not file any of the required quarterly payroll tax returns from 2013 to 2017 for the company that operated under two names — PTP Staffing Associates Inc. and PPS Associates Inc. He also failed to pay the IRS approximately $292,000 in social security and Medicare taxes and federal income taxes withheld from employees’ wages.

Heppenheimer faces a maximum of five years in prison and a period of supervised release, restitution and monetary penalties. He is scheduled to be sentenced on Jan. 25, 2023.