South Carolina Department of Revenue (SCDOR) agents today arrested Danny Louis Evans, 58, of York County on five charges of evasion of a tax or property assessment or payment.
According to warrants, Evans failed to file Individual Income Tax returns for tax years 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019, despite earning a total of $470,724 in gross income from his employer. SCDOR agents also determined that during this same time period Evans willfully attempted to reduce or eliminate his employee withholding by electronically submitting to his employer a W-4 for each year claiming 99 exemptions to which he was not entitled. As a result, Evans avoided paying approximately $21,222 in Individual Income Tax due to the state.
If convicted, Evans faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison and/or a fine of $10,000 for each count.
Evans is being held at the York County Detention Center pending a bond hearing.
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.
If you suspect or know of anyone or a business that has committed a state tax crime, such as tax evasion or tax fraud, contact SCDOR Criminal Investigation and submit a Tax Violation Complaint Form (CID-27) to email@example.com or mail it to:
South Carolina Department of Revenue
Attn: Fraud Advisor
181 East Evans Street, Suite 5
Florence, SC 29506
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