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NY Fraud Cases – in case you’re interested.

Posted by salestax on February 3, 2009

As mentioned previously, it’s daunting to keep up with all of the prosecution of the fraud cases in NY.  But just in case you’re interested in knowing who and what, the following are links to the press realeases of those sales tax fraud caes in NY over the last 6 months:

Four pizzeria owners in Erie and Niagara Counties underreported taxable sales by $2.5M

Manhattan hotel owner admitted stealing $1,387,743 in sales taxes that he collected from customers but failed to remit to the state.

Brooklyn used-car dealer,who operates a dealership at 1676 East New York Ave., failed to pay sales taxes on any sale since he opened the business in 1999, despite collecting the tax from customers.

Owner of a used car dealership in Rochester was sentenced to 46 consecutive Sundays in a Monroe County jail work-release program for filing fraudulent sales tax returns.

Five Long Island business owners – two in Nassau County and three in Suffolk County – were recently charged in separate cases for failing to file sales tax returns.

Four western New York business owners – three in Monroe County and one in Wayne County – were recently charged in separate cases for failing to file sales tax returns.

Hamburg, N.Y., used car salesman pled guilty to a felony tax charge for collecting and failing to remit to the state over $100,000 in sales taxes he collected from customers during a two-year period.

And, I’m not the only one who’s noticing:

A lengthy article in the November 26th edition of The Wall Street Journal, headlined New York Sting Nabs Tax Preparers, highlights a Tax Department undercover operation which exposed significant fraud among a group of randomly selected professional tax preparers.

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