South Carolina Department of Revenue
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 11, 2014
Spartanburg County Man Arrested on Tax Charges
James Edward White, a resident of Spartanburg, SC, was arrested Monday on felony income tax charges.
SC Department of Revenue (SCDOR) investigators charged White with five counts of Income Tax Evasion for tax years 2008 through 2012.
The SCDOR investigation showed White earned income over $1.1 million during the five tax years investigated by SCDOR; White is accused of filing fraudulent W-4 withholding forms with his employer in Spartanburg County claiming to be exempt from taxation. As a result, White had only $1,894 of state income tax withheld over the five year period. According to affidavits filed by investigators, White also failed to timely file his state income tax returns during this period. SCDOR alleges that White’s exempt status on W-4 forms and his subsequent failure to timely file tax returns caused him to evade payment of $51,207 for state income taxes. He is facing up to 5 years in prison and a $10,000 fine for each of the five counts if convicted.
White is being held at the Spartanburg County Detention Center pending a bond hearing.
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DOR Public Affairs Office