A temporary staffing companies’ owner was indicted on six additional federal charges for filing a false tax return and failing to report $29.6 million in payroll taxes.
The owner was required to withhold taxes from employee wages and to pay the withheld amounts to the IRS on a periodic basis. The additional charges were filed when the company failed to report and pay $29,633,516 in payroll taxes to the IRS between October 2018 to August 2019. The most recent tax fraud occurred while the owner was already charged with tax evasion for unpaid taxes for years 2001-2010.
The owner attempted to impede the IRS’ collection of taxes due by buying and concealing ownership of luxury items, including boats and several high-end luxury cars. If convicted of all charges, the owner could face up to 33 years in federal prison.