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SCDOR arrests man in Horry County for state tax evasion
Columbia, SC (October 16, 2012) --- Officials from the SC Department of Revenue today arrested David S. Mitchell for three charges of state income tax evasion for tax years 2007, 2008 and 2009.
While a resident of Horry County, David S. Mitchell, a timeshare salesman, failed to file income tax returns for 2007 through 2009 and pay taxes due. Mitchell filed W4 withholding allowance certificates with his employer claiming to be exempt from withholding tax.
Mitchell evaded the assessment of state taxes on his gross income of $488,325; he therefore has an outstanding tax liability of $28,404 due to the state.
Mitchell, 46, could face penalties of up to $30,000 in fines and/or up to 15 years in prison if convicted of the charges. He is currently being held at the J. Reuben Long Detention Center in Conway pending a bond hearing.