Don't end up like this guy...the taxman is coming eventually

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by theguynextdoor, Apr 11, 2009.

  1. theguynextdoor

    theguynextdoor LawnSite Senior Member
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    This story is about a landscaping company that does a lot of work in my area...well used to before I came along. He used to put fliers in my mailbox and they said a few strange things:

    - "Pay before this date in cash and save the sales taax"
    -Makes check payable to him and not the company
    -Put cash prices on his contracts

    He's an idiot and now he is really F****** by the IRS. I'm guessing they found out because he owns many nice cars and trucks and doesn't claim enough income to pay for it all.

    http://www.buffalonews.com/437/story/625843.html
     
  2. supercuts

    supercuts LawnSite Silver Member
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    that is funny, what was he thinking?
     
  3. Mimowerman

    Mimowerman LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 647

    "another one bites the dust" lol
     
  4. with a good lawyer, he''ll just pay a fine and go on.
     
  5. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
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    He may of gotten away with it by saying Sales Tax included and just kept the money. With NY budget problems they are going to be looking at everyone now.

    It's still not against the law to collect tax., it's what you do with it after.
     
  6. theguynextdoor

    theguynextdoor LawnSite Senior Member
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    These fines are for 2002 - 2004. If the IRS looks deeper into the case, they will see that he was sending out fliers saying no sales tax, or cash payments up untill 2008. I got one for snowplowing last fall.

    So stupid...
     
  7. Roger

    Roger LawnSite Fanatic
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    The story only speaks about the IRS. I don't see anything about NY state. Is there another story that addresses his problems with the state.

    Does anybody know how the authorities flushed him out?
     
  8. theguynextdoor

    theguynextdoor LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 265


    I would guess that they got him because the wrong customer got his advertisement that advertises no sales tax and make checks payable to the owner and not the company. Might have been an accountant or IRS employee. Also because his claimed income doesn't match the nice stuff he has...
     
  9. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,466

    If the IRS is looking, NY State will be there too with it's fine tooth comb.
     
  10. Jon11

    Jon11 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 24

    Hahahahaha
     

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