Richard Culpepper of Lexington County was arrested today by South Carolina Department of Revenue (SCDOR) investigators for six counts of failure to file or pay state income taxes. For six years, the defendant did not file South Carolina Individual Income Tax returns.
For tax years 2010 through 2015, Culpepper had a gross income of $377,661 and was responsible for reporting the income on state income tax returns. However, he did not file the required returns and failed to pay an estimated $8,139 in state income taxes.
Culpepper is currently being held at the Lexington County Detention Center. If convicted, he faces fines up to $10,000 and/or up to one year 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.