For the last few years, the Illinois Attorney General has cracked down on gas station owners who file fraudulent sales and use tax returns thereby defrauding the State of gasoline sales taxes.
On March 1, 2013, the Illinois Attorney General announced yet another indictment, one of the largest cases of alleged fraud to date. The Attorney General alleges more than $975,000.00 underreporting of sales tax payments.
The Attorney General’s investigations and indictments go back several years now and with several new indictments in recent months, it’s safe to say the investigations are certainly not slowing down. In an earlier post we also pointed out that a recent plea agreement with an accountant who had worked with gas station owners included cooperation with further investigations. We pointed out at the time that such cooperation could give gas station owners many a sleepless night.
We have represented gas station owners, restaurant owners, fast food owners, retail auto related businesses, airplane owners, boat owners, and vehicle owners in various matters with the Illinois Department of Revenue from audits to hearings to collection matters. For more information on sales tax, use tax or other Illinois or Federal tax law concerns, contact Horowitz Law Offices.