The owner of a Colorado roofing business was sentenced to three months in prison, to be followed by six months of home confinement, after pleading guilty to tax evasion.
Ryan Wilkinson, 42, of Durango, Colorado, was also ordered to pay restitution of $228,300.41 to the IRS.
From at least January 2015, through December 2017, Wilkinson did not file federal income tax returns despite being aware of his legal obligation to do so. During this time, Wilkinson hired a bookkeeper to assist with his company books. However, he refused to provide sufficient records and information for the bookkeeper to accurately record income and expenses. Additionally, Wilkinson had his company pay the rent on his personal residence and make payments for one of his personal investments. He falsely classified these as business expenses.