Indiana Doctor Ordered to Pay More Than $500,000 in Restitution to IRS
May 1, 2014
May 1, 2014 — The Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006 established an IRS Whistleblower Office for tipsters with information about tax fraud
. The Act allows informants to share a percentage of between 15 and 30 percent of the amount recouped by the IRS. To be eligible for compensation for tips regarding a private individual’s IRS violations, the tax evader’s gross income must top $200,000 for each taxable year at issue and the government’s recovery must be more than $2 million. To receive a reward for tips about a corporation’s wrongdoing, however, no minimum recovery is required.
Physician Who Failed to Pay Employment Taxes Sentenced to Prison
Ronald Eugene Jamerson, an ear, nose and throat surgeon from Schererville, Indiana, has been ordered to pay $541,083 in restitution to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and to serve a prison sentence of 12 months and one day. Jamerson reportedly
was charged in connection with his failure to pay employment taxes and individual income taxes to the IRS.
An otolaryngologist who started his private medical practice sometime in the late 1990s, Jamerson deducted employment taxes and federal income taxes from his employees’ paychecks but then neglected to file the required employment tax returns or to remit the employment taxes to the IRS. In eleven tax quarters between 2003 and 2008, the unpaid taxes amounted to more than $63,000.
Employees Notify IRS When Employers Fail to Pay Employment Taxes
When employers fail to pay employment taxes, it only stands to reason that eventually, someone will question the wrongdoing and notify the IRS. Before coming forward, though, tipsters need to understand how the process works. The IRS tax fraud lawyers with Waters & Kraus offer government collaborators experienced and knowledgeable legal counsel. Contact us by email
or phone our whistleblower lawyers at 855.784.0268 to learn how we can protect your interests.