A Montana businessman pleaded guilty to employment tax fraud.

Trennis Baer owned and operated Baer Construction in Great Falls, Montana. Beginning in 2010 and continuing through 2018, Baer did not file quarterly employment tax returns and did not pay employment taxes withheld from his employees’ wages to the IRS.

 In addition to not complying with his employment tax obligations, Baer willfully did not file personal income tax returns for the years 2001 to 2006, 2008, and 2010 to 2018. The total tax loss to the IRS from Baer’s conduct is more than $1.5 million.

 Baer faces up to five years in prison.

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