Donald Nothdurf, a resident of Aiken, South Carolina, was arrested today by South Carolina Department of Revenue (SCDOR) investigators for four counts of tax evasion. The defendant is accused of evading more than $17,000 in taxes owed to the state of South Carolina.
For tax years 2012 through 2015, Nothdurf filed fraudulent W-2 forms claiming $0 in income with his South Carolina Individual Income Tax Returns even though he earned approximately $312,365. Nothdurf evaded paying a total of $17,320 in South Carolina income taxes.
Nothdurf is currently being held at the Aiken County Detention Center. If convicted, he faces fines up to $10,000 and/or up to five years in prison per charge.
The SCDOR is committed to the fair administration of tax laws. By taking enforcement action against noncompliant taxpayers, the Department seeks to prevent unfairly increasing the tax burden on those who do comply.