Inside this edition: Insurance Salesman Convicted of Tax Fraud for Not Filing Accurate Tax Returns Since 1996, Weird State Tax Facts, Man Claims He Didn’t File Tax Returns Because of the Bible, IRS Question of the Month, For the Foodies – Baingan Bharta, A bit of humor…
 

July 2017


Inside this edition:

  • Insurance Salesman Convicted of Tax Fraud for Not Filing Accurate Tax Returns Since 1996
  • Weird State Tax Facts
  • Man Claims He Didn’t File Tax Returns Because of the Bible
  • IRS Question of the Month
  • For the Foodies – Baingan Bharta
  • A bit of humor…

Insurance Salesman Convicted of Tax Fraud for not Filing Accurate Tax Returns Since 1996

Terry DiMartino of Newington, CT was convicted of one count of corruptly interfering with the due administration of the internal revenue laws, two counts of filing false tax returns and five counts of willfully failing to file tax returns.

During DiMartion’s trial, evidence showed that although he was an insurance salesman, and earned millions of dollars in insurance commissions, he did not file accurate tax returns or pay the taxes owed. In 2007, DiMartino filed three false returns, including one requesting a fraudulent refund of over $14 million. He also set up nominee entities to conceal and divert his insurance commissions and hide his assets from the IRS.

It was shown at trial that DiMartino had not filed an accurate tax return since the 1996 tax year.

Sentencing has been set for July 2017. DiMartino faces a maximum sentence of three years in prison for the charge of obstructing the IRS, three years in prison for each charge of filing false returns and one year for each count of failing to file his returns. He also faces monetary penalties.

Man Claims He Didn’t File Because of the Bible

James Schlosser of PA was convicted of failing to file tax returns for 21 years because he considered using a Social Security number akin to using the “mark of the beast” spelled out in the Bible.

Schlosser failed to file returns from 1994 to 2014 on his earnings of approximately $2.3 million as a medical equipment salesman. The prosecution showed he funneled the income through foreign business trusts and corporations registered in Nevada.

Schlosser could face 5 years in prison and $450,000 in fines

Weird State Tax Facts

Alabama-Residents still pay a Confederate veterans tax, despite the fact that all Civil War veterans are long dead. Nowadays the tax supports the Confederate Memorial Park.

Arizona-Ice cubes are exempt from sales tax because they are used in mixed drinks. Blocks of ice are not.

Arkansas-Charges a 6% tax on body piercings, tattoos and electrolysis.

Colorado-Coffee cup lids are taxed at 2.9%, but not the coffee cup itself.

Hawaii-Residents can claim up to $3,000 in personal income tax deductions for maintaining “exceptional” trees on their property.

Illinois-Candy made without flour, such as Twix is not taxed. If candy is made with flour, such as Snickers, it’s taxed at 5%.

Missouri-Single men between the ages of 21 and 50 must pay a $1 annual tax. The law was enacted in 1820 to encourage more men to marry.

New Jersey-Pumpkins that are sold as decorations are subject to sales tax. If you plan to eat the pumpkin, the sale is tax free.

New York-There is no tax on the sale of whole bagels, but an 8.875% tax is charged if you get it sliced.

South Carolina-Any meat packer or butcher in the state can get a $50 rebate by donating a deer carcass to charity to be used to feed the hungry.

Utah-Since 2004, Utah charges a 10% tax on escort services and strip clubs.

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Q & A

Question: I own a small business, and to keep afloat, I did not send the IRS my employees withholding taxes for a few years. How much trouble will I be in?

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A Bit of Tax Humor…

Recipe of the Month

Monthly Recipe

Eggplant and Indian food are big favorites of Ali’s. This recipe combines them both and is relatively easy to prepare.

Serve with warm pita bread and enjoy!


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