Minneapolis Man Facing Tax Charges Owes More Than $40,000

Minneapolis Man Facing Tax Charges Owes More Than $40,000 Photo: KSTP

June 18, 2018 03:18 PM

The Hennepin County Attorney's Office has charged a Minneapolis man with four tax-related felonies and four tax-related gross misdemeanors, the Minnesota Department of Revenue announced Monday.

A release states William Joseph Stewart faces four counts of willfully attempting to defeat a tax law by failing to pay income taxes and four counts of knowingly failing to pay individual income taxes. The first four counts are felonies.

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According to the release, Stewart is accused of failing to file any individual or business tax returns from 2012-15.

It goes on to allege that while his personal and business bank accounts appeared to show significant income from his business, A OK Asphalt, he did not file returns or pay income taxes on that income.

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It is alleged that he did file income tax returns for 2012 through 2015 in October 2016, but those late-filed returns reportedly indicated he owed over $40,000 in outstanding income taxes.

The release states the criminal complaint indicates he has not yet made any payments toward that tax liability.

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