A Florida businessman has been sentenced to 30 months in prison for willfully failing to pay employment taxes to the IRS.
Ari P. Weingrad, 51, of Miami, owned and operated two car rental companies, Rent Max Miami Inc., and Rent Max North Inc., both of which had locations throughout Florida.
As the sole owner and chief executive officer of Rent Max Miami and as the co-owner and president of Rent Max North, Weingrad knew he was responsible for collecting, accounting for, and paying over payroll taxes withheld from his employees’ wages to the IRS. Between 2011 and 2016, however, he withheld employment taxes from his employees’ wages and failed to pay them to the IRS.
Weingrad failed to pay approximately $850,000 in employment taxes owed.