MAN GETS 40 MONTHS FOR TAX EVASION He paid less than $100,000 on a $1.8 million tax bill.

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]A Pennsylvania accountant was sentenced to 40 months in prison after being convicted at trial of tax evasion and failing to file tax returns in connection with this years-long tax fraud.

According to court records, Michael Goldner, 52, of Paoli, Pennsylvania, for tax years 2013 through 2017, reported more than $4 million in income and $1.8 million in tax due, of which he paid less than $100,000.

From 2016 to 2020, Goldner evaded the payment of these outstanding taxes while earning a substantial income. Instead of depositing his paychecks into a personal bank account, he cashed the checks and used his employer’s business accounts to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars of personal expenses, including rent, a second home, groceries, private school and dance lessons for his child and country club dues.

For the years 2016 and 2017, Goldner filed tax returns that failed to report this additional income from his employer. For tax years 2018 and 2019, he failed to file a return altogether.

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