LeRoy man facing multiple felony charges for allegedly failing to pay state taxes
The Mower County Attorney’s Office recently charged a LeRoy man for allegedly failing to pay his state taxes.
The Minnesota Department of Revenue reported that Craig Allen Jacobson of LeRoy is accused of 10 felony counts of failing to file withholding tax returns, 10 felony counts of failing to pay withholding tax, four felony counts of filing false or fraudulent individual income tax returns, and one felony count of filing a false withholding tax return.
Authorities indicated that Jacobson did not file withholding returns or pay withholding taxes for his businesses, M&I Tax and Accounting Inc. and C&C Tax Service Inc., on multiple occasions between 2015 and 2018. Jacobson is accused of failing to file the withholding returns or pay withholding tax despite the taxes being withheld from his employees’ wages. Court documents also state Jacobson altered already submitted federal tax returns when submitting his state returns.
The Minnesota Department of Revenue stated in a news release that each tax-related felony charge carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison, a $10,000 fine, or both.