Red Wing Restaurant Owner, Husband Charged with Tax Crimes Owe $371K

Red Wing Restaurant Owner, Husband Charged with Tax Crimes Owe $371K Photo: KSTP

August 29, 2018 11:40 AM

A woman is charged with 10 tax crimes and her husband is charged with eight relating to individual income taxes as well as sales taxes for her Red Wing restaurant.

According to the Minnesota Department of Revenue, Kelly Jean Anderson owes more than $187,900 in income tax penalties and more than $183,800 in sales tax penalties. With interest, the total amount owed to the government exceeds $371,000.


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Ricky Duane Anderson's charges relate to aiding the filing of false or fraudulent returns for both income and sales tax.

Kelly Anderson owns Kelly's Tap House Bar and Grill and runs it with her husband. 

State investigators checked the amount of money in the Andersons' accounts and noticed she underreported the amount of income and her business' sales.

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Authorities said Kelly Anderson filed fraudulent tax returns from 2012 to 2014 and failed to file or pay any individual income taxes in 2015. 

The fraudulent business taxes were filed from September 2012 to December 2016, the Department of Revenue reports.

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Ricky Anderson is accused of adjusting his wife's tax returns and the yearly sales for the restaurant.

The maximum penalty for each felony tax crime charge is five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.


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