He’s been accused of failing to remit $186,000 in sales tax collected from customers
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance today announced felony tax fraud and grand larceny charges against Robert V. Gourlay Jr., 56. As the operator of Fresh Healthy Café, Gourlay is accused of collecting more than $186,000 in sales tax from his customers and failing to remit that money to New York State, as required by law. He ran the business between August 2010 and February 2018. Gourlay was arrested and arraigned on Wednesday, June 12. "Business owners who disregard their obligation to remit sales tax violate the trust of their customers, deprive the communities where they operate of revenue needed for vital services, and put similar businesses at a competitive disadvantage,” said Executive Deputy Commissioner Andrew Morris. A criminal complaint is only an accusation; the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
Selig & Associates We are a boutique Tax Representation and Insurance Advocacy Firm in New York City. Our offices are conveniently located and easily accessible by subway, car or train. Same day and emergency appointments are available Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. To schedule a legally privileged consultation with a Federal Tax Practitioner, CPCU, Claims Adjuster and Attorney call (212) 974-3435 or contact us online. Your initial consultation is absolutely Free.
Tax Representation 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. We specialize in unpaid income, sales and payroll taxes and provide practical solutions to difficult tax 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. For immediate assistance call (212) 974-3435 now.
Insurance Claims Is your Insurance Company treating you unfairly? Have they offered you substantially less than your claim is worth? If the answer is yes, then call us directly. We successfully settle most first-party insurance claims without ever having to go to court. Commercial and residential insurance representation includes: Environmental Damage, Fire, Business Interruption, Burglary, Vandalism, Windstorm and Water Damage. To consult with a CPCU, Claims Adjuster and Attorney call (212) 974-3435 or contact us online.
About Selig & Associates Our primary skillset is the ability to determine and achieve the desired outcome through transactional negotiations. We take a practical approach to problem solving and continuously evaluate the likelihood of success, the potential consequences and the costs associated with taking, or failing to take a particular action. For additional information about our services call (212) 974-3435.