Durham County Man Charged in State Tax Offense

Raleigh

RALEIGH – A Durham man was arrested Wednesday on felony tax charges and a misdemeanor tax charge filed by the North Carolina Department of Revenue.

Derrick L. Taylor, 33, of 2920 Chapel Hill Rd., Apt. 41-B, Durham was charged on September 17, 2014 with six counts of Attempting to Evade or Defeat Tax and one count of Willful Failure to File Return, Supply Information, or Pay Tax.

Arrest warrants allege that Taylor knowingly and willfully maintained with his employers, the North Carolina Department of Correction/Department of Public Safety and ABM Security Services, Inc., fraudulent Forms NC-4 during the tax years 2010-2012, claiming to be exempt from North Carolina Individual Income tax withholding.  These actions caused the NC Department of Correction/Department of Public Safety and ABM Security Services, Inc., to not withhold state individual income tax from his wages, when in fact he was not exempt from state individual income tax withholding, all in an attempt to evade and defeat the North Carolina Individual Income Tax.  An additional warrant alleges that Taylor willfully failed to file a North Carolina Individual Income Tax Return for the 2013 tax year.

Taylor appeared before a Wake County magistrate and was placed under a $10,500 secured bond. A first appearance is scheduled for September 18, 2014 in Wake County District Court in Raleigh.

The charges against Taylor resulted from an investigation by a special agent with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Section in Raleigh.

 


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