Monday, June 17, 2019

Queens Business Owner Admits Stealing Sales Tax (Collected from Customers)



He Pocketed Nearly $251,000 in Sales Taxes
(he should have hired SELIG & Associates)

The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance announced guilty pleas to criminal tax fraud and grand larceny charges by a business owner and his two Queens businesses. Between March 1, 2009, and February 28, 2018, Pyong Chon Yim, 56, and his businesses, Advance Auto Sport Corp. and Advance Motor Sport Inc., located at 35-50 College Point Boulevard, College Point, NY, failed to remit nearly $251,000 in sales tax collected from customers. “Profiting off the backs of honest neighbors is not only bad business, it’s criminal,” said New York State Executive Deputy Commissioner of Taxation and Finance Andrew Morris. “This illegal activity robs local communities of critical funding for public programs and services New Yorkers rely on. We’ll continue to work with all levels of law enforcement, including the Queens District Attorney’s Office, to ensure those committing tax fraud are held accountable.” Acting Queens District Attorney John M. Ryan said, “The defendant collected tax dollars and then pocketed the cash. This is wholly unacceptable and not only cheats the local government, but also every other honest taxpayer. The defendant has admitted his guilt and will make full restitution. I want to commend the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance for their work in this case. We will continue to collaborate with our law enforcement partners to prosecute those who knowingly commit tax fraud.” 

Long Island Business Owner Pleads Guilty (Not Paying Employment Taxes to IRS)



He Failed to Pay Nearly $1 Million in Payroll Tax Withholdings 
(he should have hired SELIG & Associates)

A Long Island business person in the construction industry pleaded guilty today to failing to pay over employment taxes to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division. Edward Hansen of Northport, New York, pleaded guilty to one count of willfully failing to collect, truthfully account for, and pay over payroll taxes to the IRS. According to documents filed with the court, Hansen owned and operated steel erection businesses in Suffolk County. From 2008 to 2011, the IRS assessed more than $480,000 in penalties against Hansen for his failure to pay over employment taxes on behalf of several of these businesses. After the last IRS assessment in May 2011, Hansen changed the name of his business to BR-Teck Enterprises Inc., and nominally transferred ownership to another individual. Hansen, however, continued to operate the business and continued to fail to pay over employment taxes. From January 2012 through June 2017, Hansen failed to pay over more than $950,000 in payroll taxes withheld from the wages of BR-Teck’s employees. Hansen faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison for failing to pay over payroll taxes. He also faces a period of supervised release, restitution and monetary penalties. Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Zuckerman thanked special agents of IRS-Criminal Investigation, who conducted the investigation, and Tax Division Trial Attorneys, Abigail Burger Chingos and Jeffrey Bender, who are prosecuting the case.

Can I get a Mortgage if I have an IRS Tax Lien? (Yes)




Can I get a Mortgage if I have an IRS Tax Lien? (Yes) With an installment agreement in place, you may be eligible for a FHA or VA mortgage. When done properly, an installment agreement allows you to repay your tax debt and still have enough for current expenses (like mortgage payments). For more information call David Selig at (212) 974-3435 


Understanding Tax Debt, the IRS & Suspended and/or Revoked Passports



If you have “seriously delinquent tax debts” ($52,000 or more) the IRS will notify the State Department and your Passport will be denied and/or revoked. FYI *paying your debt down will not reactivate your Passport. See: IRS Section 7345(b)(1). If your Passport has been suspended, or you are concerned that your Passport is about to be suspended, call David Selig directly at (212) 974-3435



Friday, June 14, 2019

Does the IRS combat crime with an aggressive strategy of prevention, detection and victim assistance?



Tax-related identity theft occurs when someone uses your stolen Social Security number (SSN) to file a tax return claiming a fraudulent refund. Identity theft places a burden on its victims and presents a challenge to many businesses, organizations and governments, including the IRS. 

But does the IRS really combat this crime with an aggressive strategy of prevention, detection and victim assistance? 


Selig & Associates is a boutique Tax Representation and Advocacy Firm in New York City. Our Tax Advocates are experienced, effective and results driven. Representing individuals and businesses before the IRS and State. We successfully resolve most Civil and Criminal tax problems including suspended Passports and Drivers Licenses. Specializing in unpaid income, sales and payroll taxes. We provide practical solutions to difficult problems. For example, we negotiate affordable payment plans, and if you have missing or unfiled tax returns, we can have them prepared and filed for you within 48 hours, guaranteed. Our offices are conveniently located and easily accessible by car, train or subway. Same day and emergency appointments are available Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Schedule a “face to face” legally privileged consultation with a Federal Tax Practitioner and Attorney by calling (212) 974-3435 or contact us online. Your initial consultation is absolutely FREE.


NYS Tax Department invites public comment on corporate tax reform draft regulations

They’re at it Again! New York State Department of Taxation and Finance 



https://www.tax.ny.gov/bus/ct/pending/capital%20loss%20reg%206.14.19_.pdf
  Selig & Associates is a boutique Tax Representation and Advocacy Firm in New York City. Our Tax Advocates are experienced, effective and results driven. Representing individuals and businesses before the IRS and State. We successfully resolve most Civil and Criminal tax problems including suspended Passports and Drivers Licenses. Specializing in unpaid income, sales and payroll taxes. We provide practical solutions to difficult problems. For example, we negotiate affordable payment plans, and if you have missing or unfiled tax returns, we can have them prepared and filed for you within 48 hours, guaranteed. Our offices are conveniently located and easily accessible by car, train or subway. Same day and emergency appointments are available Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Schedule a “face to face” legally privileged consultation with a Federal Tax Practitioner and Attorney by calling (212) 974-3435 or contact us online. Your initial consultation is absolutely FREE.


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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

CPCU, Claims Adjuster and Attorney




Helpful  When it comes to insurance, we specialize in difficult situations. To schedule a confidential consultation with a CPCU, Claims Adjuster and Attorney please call (212) 974-3435 today. 

Effective We assist builders, businesses, nightclubs, schools and religious institutions with specialty insurance coverage and first-party claims, including Environmental issues, Active Shooter and Workplace Violence Protection, Cyber and Employment Practices Liability Insurance. 

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WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE, WHY - Just the Facts



Who Selig & Associates is a boutique tax advocacy firm in Midtown Manhattan. Our Tax Advocates are experienced, result driven and offer practical solutions to difficult problems. To schedule a legally privileged consultation with a Federal Tax Practitioner and Attorney call (212) 974-3435 or contact us online. 

What  We represent individuals and businesses before the IRS and State and specialize in unpaid income, sales and payroll taxes. We negotiate affordable payment plans and resolve all civil and criminal tax issues, including suspended NYS Drivers Licenses. 

When Same day and emergency appointments are scheduled Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. 

Where Our offices are conveniently located and easily accessible by subway, car and train. 

Why We’re successful because we provide practical solutions. Missing tax returns can be prepared and filed within 48 hours, guaranteed.   

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

We Specialize in Difficult Situations. Tax & Insurance Representation


Tax Representation


Who Selig & Associates provides the most aggressive tax representation allowed by law. To schedule a legally privileged consultation with a Federal Tax Practitioner and Attorney please call (212) 974-3435 or contact us online. 

What We represent Individuals and Businesses before the IRS and State and specialize in unpaid Income, Sales and Payroll taxes. We negotiate excellent payment plans, compromise tax debts and resolve all civil and criminal tax issues, including suspended New York State Drivers Licenses. 

When Same day and emergency appointments are scheduled Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. 

Where Our New York City offices are conveniently located and easily accessible by car, train and subway (just steps away from Penn Station). 

Why We’re successful because we provide New Yorkers with effective Income, Sales and Payroll tax representation, including audits, DOL and Workers Compensation issues. Missing tax returns can be prepared and filed within 48 hours, guaranteed.   

Insurance Advocacy 


Helpful We specialize in difficult situations. To schedule a confidential consultation with a CPCU, Claims Adjuster and Attorney please call (212) 974-3435 today. 

Effective We assist builders, businesses, nightclubs, schools and religious institutions with specialty insurance coverage and large dollar first-party claims, including Environmental issues, Active Shooter and Workplace Violence Protection, Cyber and Employment Practices Liability Insurance. 

Skillful We settle first-party property damage claims for top dollar and resolve all residential and commercial claims, including Business Interruption, Burglary, Fire, Windstorm and Water Damage. 

Local Appointments are scheduled Monday through Thursday between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. and on Fridays between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. 

Old Saybrook man lied about Hurricane Sandy damage to obtain $1.6 million in disaster loans, prosecutors say



An Old Saybrook marina owner pleaded guilty Monday to lying about damage his property sustained during Hurricane Sandy to obtain more than $1.6 million in disaster relief loans from the Small Business Administration.
Scott Sundholm 39, waived his right to be indicted and pleaded guilty Monday to one count of making false statements to obtain the loans before U.S. District Judge Michael Shea in Hartford federal court.

Sundholm owns and operates S&S Marine in Old Saybrook and applied for a disaster loan from the Small Business Administration in 2016 for damage he claimed the property sustained during Hurricane Sandy in 2012, U.S. Attorney John Durham said.
The tidal surge during the storm at the marina allegedly damaged floating boat docks, a boat ramp, a metal shop building and a bath house, Sundholm claimed at the time. He also claimed he rebuilt the bath house “the same size and quality” after the storm.

In reality, though, the marina had no floating boat docks or ramps before the storm and Sundholm had demolished the previous bath house in September 2012 — more a month before Hurricane Sandy, Durham said.
Hurricane Sandy devastated the Northeast when it made landfall at the end of October 2012 and is considered the second costliest storm in U.S. history after it caused an estimated $75 billion in physical damage and business losses, federal officials concluded.
Federal lawmakers later allocated hundreds of millions of dollars to the Small Business Administration to offer disaster relief assistance and small business loans to home and business owners in the wake of the storm and the administration totaled nearly $114 million in verified losses through the program in Connecticut, according to government data.
Long delays and rejections plagued the SBA’s first round of assistance processing in the immediate aftermath of the storm, however, so lawmakers reopened the program for Sandy victims in late 2015 and into 2016, when Sundholm made his application for a business loan.
Sundholm has since paid full restitution of more than $1.65 million to the Small Business Administration, Durham said.
Sundholm is scheduled to be sentenced Sept. 6 and faces a maximum term of two years in prison and a fine. He has been released until the sentencing, Durham said.

Insurance Issues? Call David Selig CPCU and Attorney Bradley Dorin at (212) 974-3435

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Effective We assist builders, businesses, nightclubs, schools and religious institutions with specialty insurance coverage and large dollar first-party claims, including Environmental issues, Active Shooter and Workplace Violence Protection, Cyber and Employment Practices Liability Insurance. 

Skillful We settle first-party property damage claims for top dollar and resolve all residential and commercial claims, including Business Interruption, Burglary, Fire, Windstorm and Water Damage. 

Local Appointments are scheduled Monday through Thursday between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. and on Fridays between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. 



Tax Representation before the IRS & NY State (advertisement)



Selig & Associates provides the most aggressive tax representation allowed by law. To schedule a legally privileged consultation with a Federal Tax Practitioner and Attorney please call (212) 974-3435 or contact us online

We represent Individuals and Businesses before the IRS and State and specialize in unpaid Income, Sales and Payroll taxes. We negotiate excellent payment plans, compromise tax debts and resolve all civil and criminal tax issues, including suspended New York State Drivers Licenses. 

We provide Restaurant and Business owners with effective Sales and Payroll tax representation, including audits and all Department of Labor and Workers Compensation issues. Missing tax returns can be prepared and filed within 48 hours, guaranteed.   

Our New York City offices are conveniently located and easily accessible by car, train and subway. Same day and emergency appointments are scheduled Monday through Friday.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Man Sentenced for Filing Hundreds of False Documents with IRS



On May 12 Scott Bodley was sentenced to 78 months in prison. Bodley was convicted on Feb. 6 for filing false money orders with the IRS, filing false 1099-OID documents, filing false tax returns, income tax evasion, and endeavoring to impede and obstruct the due administration of the Internal Revenue laws. Bodley stopped filing legitimate tax returns in 1999. In 2003, he threatened to file liens on an IRS agent who was auditing his 1999-2001 taxes. From 2004 to 2009, Bodley filed false W-4 documents with his employers in an effort to avoid the withholding of taxes from his paychecks. In 2004, he quit his job in an effort to stop an IRS levy on his wages. In 2008, Bodley filed in excess of 100 false forms with the IRS in an attempt to harass and impede IRS agents in the performance of their duties.

Serious Tax Problems Deserve Serious Attention Selig & Associates provides the most aggressive tax representation allowed by law. We specialize in unpaid income, sales and payroll taxes.  We settle contested tax audits; negotiate excellent payment plans, compromise tax debts and resolve all civil and criminal tax issues, including suspended New York State Drivers Licenses. To schedule a Free Consultation call (212) 974-3435. 

New York City Tax Accountant and Tax Attorney Our New York City offices are conveniently located and easily accessible by car, train and subway. Civil and criminal tax consultations are confidential and legally privileged. Same day and emergency appointments are scheduled Monday through Thursday between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. and on Fridays between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. 

We Represent Restaurants, Nightclubs, Pizzerias and Cafés We negotiate excellent installment agreements and provide restaurant and business owners with effective sales tax and audit representation, including unfiled tax returns and Department of Labor issues. For a no-obligation consultation call us directly at (212) 974-3435 or contact us Online.

We Represent Businesses, Contractors and Medical Practices We solve difficult payroll tax problems. We negotiate affordable repayment plans with the IRS and State. Civil and criminal tax representation also includes: audits, examinations, bank levies, tax liens, compliance checks, missing tax returns and Workers Compensation issues. For immediate assistance call (212) 974-3435 or contact us Online. 



Commercial Insurance Consulting We assist builders, businesses, nightclubs, schools and religious institutions with their specialty insurance needs, including: Environmental Issues; Active Shooter and Workplace Violence Protection; Cyber Insurance, Sexual Harassment and Employment Practices Liability Insurance. For more information call us directly at (212) 974-3435. 

Insurance Settlements We settle property damage claims, including business interruption, burglary, fire, windstorm and water damage. To discuss your insurance claim with a Public Adjuster and Attorney call (212) 974-3435. Appointments are scheduled Monday through Thursday between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. and on Fridays between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. 

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

("misclassification of employees as independent contractors")


 
Employer misclassification of employees as independent contractors is a widespread phenomenon in the United States. The Internal Revenue Service estimates that employers have misclassified millions of workers nationally as independent contractors. While some employers misclassify their workers as independent contractors in error, often employers misclassify their employees intentionally in order to reduce labor costs and avoid paying state and federal taxes. The distinction between genuine independent contractors and employees misclassified as independent contractors, while complicated, is a crucial matter. While the definition of misclassification is a function of a complex set of statutes and policies set forth by federal and state agencies, the effect on employees is straightforward. Misclassified employees lose workplace protections, including the right to join a union; face an increased tax burden; receive no overtime pay; and are often ineligible for unemployment insurance and disability compensation. Misclassification also causes federal, state, and local governments to suffer revenue losses as employers circumvent their tax obligations.
 
Defining Independent Contractor
 
An independent contractor provides a good or service to another individual or business, often under the terms of a contract that dictates the work outcome, but the contractor retains control over how they provide the good or service. The independent contractor is not subject to the employer’s control or guidance except as designated in a mutually binding agreement. The contract for a specific job usually describes its expected outcome. Essentially, independent contractors treat their employers more like customers or clients, often have multiple clients, and are self-employed.
 
For some professionals, the line between employee and self-employed independent contractor is often blurred, and employers can classify workers as either. There are several different standards used to determine if an individual is legally an independent contractor. While the intricacies of contracting are too numerous for a comprehensive treatment and the applicability of the test depends on the specific workplace situation, generally, the independent contractor tests employed by the IRS and the Department of Labor (DOL) offer useful guidelines as to who is and who is not an independent contractor.
 
Internal Revenue Service Test
 
The IRS has a stake in identifying the misclassification of employees because it typically results in lost tax revenue. However, the IRS does not have one set of qualifications that it uses to determine the status of “employee” or “independent contractor.” Instead, the IRS looks at a number of factors that help it determine whether an employer has the right to control the details of how the worker(s) performs the services. Generally, if the employer controls the services the worker performs, then the worker is an employee, not an independent contractor. According to the IRS, the facts that provide evidence of the degree of control and independence fall into three categories:
 
Behavioral
 
Does the company control or have the right to control the worker as well as how the worker does his or her job? For example, if a company provides training for the worker, this signals an expectation to follow company guidelines and therefore indicates that the worker is likely an employee.
 
Financial
 
Are the business aspects of the worker’s job controlled by the payer? (These include things like how a worker is paid, whether expenses are reimbursed, who provides tools, supplies, etc.). Only an independent contractor can realize a profit or incur a financial loss from his or her work.
 
Type of Relationship
 
Are there written contracts or employee-type benefits (i.e. pension plan, insurance, vacation pay, etc.)? Will the relationship continue, and is the work a key aspect of the business? 
 
The issue of who has the right to control is often not clear-cut and the tax code does not define “employee.” Businesses must weigh all these factors when determining whether a worker is an employee or independent contractor.
 
The DOL Economic Reality Test
 
The DOL has an interest in ensuring accurate classification because only employees receive Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) benefits (Federal minimum wage, overtime pay, etc.). The DOL uses an “economic reality test” to determine who is an employee and, thus, eligible for FLSA benefits, by trying to establish whether the worker is economically dependent on the supposed employer. According to the DOL, “an employee, as distinguished from a person who is engaged in a business of his or her own, is one who, as a matter of economic reality, follows the usual path of an employee and is dependent on the business which he or she serves.”
 
The DOL derives its position from judicial precedent. As the U.S. Supreme Court has not established a single rule or test for determining whether an individual is an independent contractor or an employee, the DOL stresses seven factors the Court has considered significant:
1.    The extent to which the services rendered are an integral part of the principal’s business.
2.    The permanency of the relationship.
3.    The amount of the alleged contractor’s investment in facilities and equipment.
4.    The nature and degree of control by the principal.
5.    The alleged contractor’s opportunities for profit and loss.
6.    The amount of initiative, judgment, or foresight in open market competition with others required for the success of the claimed independent contractor.
7.    The degree of independent business organization and operation.
 
 
These seven factors of the economic reality test aim to assist employers in determining employee or independent contractor status, but in most cases, common sense judgments are sufficient. An employee who only invests time in one enterprise and who sells his or her services to only one “customer,” the employer, is economically dependent upon that work. An independent contractor is in business for him or herself, invests in his or her own equipment and supplies, and has a broad customer base.

MCAs, Sky-High Interest Payments, Cash Advances & a Businessman Sentenced for Credit Card Processing Fraud & Tax Evasion



Sean was sentenced to 33 months in prison, three years of supervised release and ordered to pay $85,000 in restitution to victims of a credit card processing fraud scheme as well as $757,000 in restitution to the Internal Revenue Service. Mecham previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and willful failure to collect or pay over taxes. Several of Mecham’s family members, as well as one of Mecham’s employees, also previously pleaded guilty to related charges. Mecham served as the CEO of a Mesa-based company that provided credit card processing services. Mecham, and others acting at his direction, intentionally concealed or misrepresented the lease terms for credit card pin-pad machines that were sold to customers. Mecham also directed employees to forge customer signatures on lease contracts and to alter documents. Mecham and his wife also engaged in a separate scheme to withhold and misappropriate employee payroll taxes that should have been remitted to the IRS. Mecham used employee withholdings to sustain a lavish lifestyle which included the purchase of a Maserati, expensive off-road racing vehicles, travel and other expensive personal items.



Serious Tax Problems Deserve Serious Attention Selig & Associates provides the most aggressive tax representation allowed by law. We specialize in unpaid income, sales and payroll taxes.  We settle contested tax audits; negotiate excellent payment plans, compromise tax debts and resolve all civil and criminal tax issues, including suspended New York State Drivers Licenses. To schedule a Free Consultation call (212) 974-3435. 

New York City Tax Accountant and Tax Attorney Our New York City offices are conveniently located and easily accessible by car, train and subway. Civil and criminal tax consultations are confidential and legally privileged. Same day and emergency appointments are scheduled Monday through Thursday between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. and on Fridays between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. 

We Represent Restaurants, Nightclubs, Pizzerias and Cafés We negotiate excellent installment agreements and provide restaurant and business owners with effective sales tax and audit representation, including unfiled tax returns and Department of Labor issues. For a no-obligation consultation call us directly at (212) 974-3435 or contact us Online.

We Represent Businesses, Contractors and Medical Practices We solve difficult payroll tax problems. We negotiate affordable repayment plans with the IRS and State. Civil and criminal tax representation also includes: audits, examinations, bank levies, tax liens, compliance checks, missing tax returns and Workers Compensation issues. For immediate assistance call (212) 974-3435 or contact us Online. 

Commercial Insurance Consulting We assist builders, businesses, nightclubs, schools and religious institutions with their specialty insurance needs, including: Environmental Issues; Active Shooter and Workplace Violence Protection; Cyber Insurance, Sexual Harassment and Employment Practices Liability Insurance. For more information call us directly at (212) 974-3435. 

Insurance Settlements We settle property damage claims, including business interruption, burglary, fire, windstorm and water damage. To discuss your insurance claim with a Public Adjuster and Attorney call (212) 974-3435. Appointments are scheduled Monday through Thursday between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. and on Fridays between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. 

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Owner of Scrap Metal Business Sentenced for Tax Evasion




Nellie Brown Boxx was sentenced to 18 months in prison without parole, and ordered to pay $366,846 in restitution to the IRS and the Missouri Department of Revenue. Boxx, the owner of Frank Metal Company, pleaded guilty on Feb. 19, to tax evasion. Boxx assisted tax preparers to prepare tax returns that contained false information. For example, Boxx classified purchases such as food items, drinks, jewelry, dry cleaning, household items and high-end clothing as business expenses for her scrap metal company. Boxx received $320,345 in taxable income in 2008, and owed $87,123 in federal income tax. In addition, Boxx submitted a false 2008 Form 1040 to a bank in order to receive a financial loan and admitted that she made false statements to IRS agents, such as falsely claiming that business documents had been destroyed by water damage from a leak in the roof.
New York City Tax Accountant and Tax Attorney Our New York City offices are conveniently located and easily accessible by car, train and subway. Civil and criminal tax consultations are confidential and legally privileged. Same day and emergency appointments scheduled Monday through Friday. For immediate assistance call (212) 974-3435 or contact us Online. 

Restaurant Tax Accountant and Tax Attorney We negotiate excellent installment agreements and provide restaurant owners with effective sales tax and audit representation, including unfiled tax returns and all Department of Labor issues. For a no-obligation consultation call us directly at (212) 974-3435 or contact us Online.

Business Tax Accountant and Tax Attorney We negotiate affordable repayment plans and provide our business clients with effective payroll tax and audit representation, obtaining government contracts with a tax lien, compliance checks, missing tax returns and Workers Compensation audits. For immediate assistance call (212) 974-3435 or contact us Online. 

Sentenced to the Slammer for Failing to File Federal Income Tax Returns



Anthony Rolfe was sentenced to 22 months in prison, one year of supervised release and ordered to pay $100,490 in restitution to the IRS. Rolfe pleaded guilty in March 2015 to an Information charging him failure to file income tax returns. Rolfe was employed by Dr. LeeRoy McCurley at a pain management clinic in Dallas, known as Mid-City Medical Clinic.  As part of his job, Rolfe picked up the clinic’s earnings and delivered them to McCurley, in person or through McCurley’s office in Grand Prairie, Texas. Rolfe also delivered office supplies to and distributed fliers for the clinic. For these tasks McCurley paid Rolfe thousands of dollars per week in checks that Rolfe deposited into a bank account in the name of Platinum A&C Group, LLC, an entity for which Rolfe was a managing partner. Bank records showed that Rolfe deposited more than $500,000 in payments from McCurley in 2010 and 2011 and used the majority of the money on clothing and jewelry, hotel and resort stays, nightclub tabs, and yacht rentals.

New York City Tax Accountant and Tax Attorney Our New York City offices are conveniently located and easily accessible by car, train and subway. Civil and criminal tax consultations are confidential and legally privileged. Same day and emergency appointments scheduled Monday through Friday. For immediate assistance call (212) 974-3435 or contact us Online. 

Restaurant Tax Accountant and Tax Attorney We negotiate excellent installment agreements and provide restaurant owners with effective sales tax and audit representation, including unfiled tax returns and all Department of Labor issues. For a no-obligation consultation call us directly at (212) 974-3435 or contact us Online.

Business Tax Accountant and Tax Attorney We negotiate affordable repayment plans and provide our business clients with effective payroll tax and audit representation, obtaining government contracts with a tax lien, compliance checks, missing tax returns and Workers Compensation audits. For immediate assistance call (212) 974-3435 or contact us Online. 

Tax evasion is when a taxpayer gets caught, gets arrested, goes to trial, is found guilty, loses everything and is sent straight up the river.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Dentist Sentenced for Tax Evasion


George Fenzell of Douglas, was sentenced to 16 months in prison, one year of supervised release and ordered to pay $157,407 in restitution to the IRS. In November 2014, Fenzell pleaded guilty to tax evasion. Fenzell operated a dental office in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts and from 1999 through 2012, Fenzell engaged in conduct intended to obstruct the IRS. For the years 1999 through 2007, he failed to file timely federal income tax returns and concealed income that he earned from his dental practice from the IRS. Additionally, Fenzell failed to file his tax returns for 2008 through 2011. He concealed his dental business receipts by diverting the funds through nominee entities, including River Valley Dental. He used multiple nominee bank accounts to conceal his ownership of his income and assets. Fenzell also titled and registered a Lincoln Navigator and Ducati motorcycle with another nominee entity, Smiling Trust, and made extensive use of cash in order to conceal his fraud from the IRS.

New York City Tax Accountant and Tax Attorney Our New York City offices are conveniently located and easily accessible by car, train and subway. Civil and criminal tax consultations are confidential and legally privileged. Same day and emergency appointments scheduled Monday through Friday. For immediate assistance call (212) 974-3435 or contact us Online. 

Restaurant Tax Accountant and Tax Attorney We negotiate excellent installment agreements and provide restaurant owners with effective sales tax and audit representation, including unfiled tax returns and all Department of Labor issues. For a no-obligation consultation call us directly at (212) 974-3435 or contact us Online.

Business Tax Accountant and Tax Attorney We negotiate affordable repayment plans and provide our business clients with effective payroll tax and audit representation, obtaining government contracts with a tax lien, compliance checks, missing tax returns and Workers Compensation audits. For immediate assistance call (212) 974-3435 or contact us Online. 

Queens Business Owner Admits Stealing Sales Tax (Collected from Customers)

He Pocketed Nearly $251,000 in Sales Taxes (he should have hired SELIG & Associates ) The New York State Department of Taxa...