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New York Fraud: Restaurant owes $.5M; and others

Posted by salestax on January 15, 2008

More investigations on the way:    New York has now released their newest fraud investigation called “Operation Gold Rush.”  Jewelry sellers whose customers pay with cash are not charging sales tax.

2ND UPDATE:  Chinese restaurant owner gets hit with 1.9M sales tax liability for cheating and may wind up with many years in jail.  Read the DA release:  http://manhattanda.org/whatsnew/press/2008-01-31.shtml 

**UPDATE**

NEW YORK gets another business for stealing collected sales tax from the state.  This time a Manhattan grocer.  tsk, tsk.  How long until customers from these frauds start class action lawsuits against these customers.   

I’m glad to see New York focusing more on the criminal side of sales tax fraud than the auditing of honest taxpayers.  Looks like they have people in the auto and restaurant industries.

See this link for the most recent story released by NY Dept of Tax and Finance: http://www.tax.state.ny.us/press/2008/galanis108.htm

This is just the beginning:  Here is another release from December of another Restaurateur stealing 1.1M.

And yet another release from back in October.  This one lists 4 separate fraud findings.

See previous blog for info on shady auto dealers in New York. 

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