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Specializing in IRS and NYS Tax Representation. Workers Compensation Audits, Payroll, Sales and Income Tax representation for Businesses, Individuals, Restaurants and Construction Companies. Civil and Criminal Workers Comp Audit representation includes: NYSIF Examinations, Premium Disputes, Employee Misclassification, Underreporting, Unreported Income, and Failure to Keep Accurate Payroll Records.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Man Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion - Better call Selig & Associates



A man pleaded guilty to tax evasion, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town. According to court documents and statements made in court, in 2011, John P. Cooney, 70, filed delinquent tax returns for 2008 through 2010, in which admitted that he owed the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) approximately $780,000, but did not include any payment. Rather, to evade his tax obligation, Cooney created a nominee entity, GVA Advisors, LLC (GVA), and directed that income from his employer and dividends from his investments be paid to an account in GVA’s name, rather than to him directly. From 2013 through 2016, Cooney deposited more than $435,000 into the GVA account, concealing the funds from the IRS. In all, as result of his actions, Cooney owed by 2017 more than $1.3 million in outstanding balances, penalties, and interest to the IRS. Sentencing is scheduled for May 28, 2020.  At sentencing, Cooney faces a statutory maximum sentence of five years in prison.  He also faces a period of supervised release and monetary penalties. Pursuant to the plea agreement, Cooney has agreed to pay restitution of $1,311,904 to the United States. 

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