Durham County Man Pleads Guilty To State Tax Charges


RALEIGH – A Durham man pleaded guilty Thursday in Wake County Superior Court to tax charges filed by the North Carolina Department of Revenue.

Derrick L. Taylor, 33, of 2920 Chapel Hill Rd., Apt. 41-B, Durham pleaded guilty on March 19, 2015 to three counts of Attempting to Evade and Defeat Tax.

Superior Court Judge Michael Morgan sentenced Taylor to a six-month minimum, seventeen-month maximum prison term. The sentence was suspended and Taylor was placed on supervised probation for 24 months. He was also ordered to perform 50 hours of community service and pay a $2,000 fine.  Taylor paid restitution totaling $8,528.00 prior to his court date.

Information in court showed Taylor knowingly and willfully maintained with his employers, the North Carolina Department of Corrections and ABM Security Services, Inc., fraudulent Forms NC-4, Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate, during the tax years 2010-2012, claiming to be exempt from North Carolina individual income tax withholding.  These actions caused the North Carolina Department of Corrections 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. 

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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