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SC Department of Revenue charges Georgia resident with tax evasion

 

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SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE

Public Affairs Office 

Contact: Danny Brazell

Phone (803) 898-5464

Email: brazeld@sctax.org

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Jan. 30, 2004

S.C. Department of Revenue charges

Georgia resident with tax evasion

            A Georgia resident employed at South Carolina’s Savannah River Plant in Aiken is in jail today after South Carolina Department of Revenue investigators charged her with income tax evasion.

            Charlotte Johnson, a resident of Martinez, Ga., is being held at the Richland County Detention Center pending a bond hearing after DOR investigators charged her with three counts of state income tax evasion.

            Johnson is accused of filing a fraudulent W-4 withholding certificate with her employer illegally exempting her from having state income taxes withheld from her wages from 2000 – 2002. She also is accused of failing to file state income tax returns for those same years. The Department estimates Johnson had taxable income during the three years totaling more than $153,260.   

       Johnson is facing up to 15 years in prison and fines of up to $30,000 if convicted of all the charges.

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