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Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Las Vegas Dentist Indicted on Income and Employment Tax Charges

A federal grand jury in Las Vegas, Nevada, returned an indictment today charging a Las Vegas dentist with failing to pay over payroll taxes, file a tax return, and pay income taxes, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and U.S. Attorney Nicholas A. Trutanich for the District of Nevada.

According to the indictment, Timothy Wilson owned and operated Starsmiles Children’s Dentistry LLC (Starsmiles), located in North Las Vegas, Nevada. From 2013 through 2014, Wilson withheld payroll taxes from his employees, but allegedly did not pay more than $85,000 in withheld taxes over to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Wilson also allegedly did not file a tax return for 2014 and did not pay more than $100,000 in taxes that he owed for 2013 through 2018.

If convicted, Wilson faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison for each count of failure to pay over payroll taxes and one year in prison for each count of failure to file a tax returns or pay taxes. Wilson also faces a period of supervised release, restitution, and monetary penalties.

An indictment merely alleges that crimes have been committed. The defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Zuckerman and U.S. Attorney Trutanich commended special agents of IRS-Criminal Investigation, who investigated this case, and Trial Attorneys Valerie Preiss and J. Patrick Burns of the Tax Division and Assistant U.S. Attorney Peter Levitt, who are prosecuting this case.

Additional information about the Tax Division and its enforcement efforts may be found on the Division’s website.

Topic(s): 
Tax
Press Release Number: 
20-557
Updated June 17, 2020