FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 17, 2014
Richland County resident arrested on income tax charges
Curtis Brown was arrested on March 17, 2014 for sixteen counts of income tax related charges.
SC Department of Revenue officials charged Brown, 59, with two counts of Income Tax Evasion and fourteen counts of Assisting in the Preparation of a False Tax Return. Brown could face fines of not more than $20,000 and or 10 years imprisonment for the charges of Income Tax Evasion and up to $7,000 and or 70 years in prison for the charges of Assisting in the Preparation of False Tax Returns.
For tax years 2011 through 2012, Brown failed to report income, overstated/estimated expenses and included other fraudulent figures on his income tax return to evade paying the taxes due. For tax periods 2010 through 2012, Brown operated a tax preparation business to supplement his income but failed to claim a business name. He also without the consent or knowledge of his clients knowingly inputted fraudulent or overstated itemized deductions on the Schedule A and/or created fraudulent Schedule C businesses on the clients’ tax returns.
Brown is being held at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.