• Knoxville Businessman Arrested For Interfering With Revenue Officer

    Tuesday, March 13, 2007 | 7:00pm

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - William R. Long, President of Tintmaster, Inc., 1920 Grand Avenue, Knoxville, Tenn., was arrested by agents of the Tennessee Department of Revenue on March 12, 2007, on charges of attempting to interfere with a revenue officer in the performance of her duties. The Special Investigations Section of the Tennessee Department of Revenue conducted the investigation leading to the indictment and arrest of Long, age 32.

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  • Sophie Moery Named Director Of Communications For Tennessee Department Of Revenue

    Sunday, March 11, 2007 | 7:00pm

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Commissioner Reagan Farr today announced that Sophie Moery has joined the Tennessee Department of Revenue as Director of Communications. Moery will be overseeing all communications and public outreach for the department.

    “It is a pleasure to bring Sophie on board with the Revenue team,” said Revenue Commissioner Reagan Farr. “We look forward to her work in enhancing communications efforts by the department.”

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  • Memphis Businessman Pleads Guilty to Sales Tax Fraud

    Wednesday, March 07, 2007 | 6:00pm

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - On March 6, 2007, Quinton B. White, former owner of Q.W. Discount Liquor Store located in Memphis, Tennessee, pled guilty to one count of sales tax fraud, a violation of Tenn. Code Ann. Section 67-1-1440 and one count of theft of property over $10,000, a violation of Tenn. Code Ann. Section 39-14-103. The Tennessee Department of Revenue’s Special Investigations Section conducted the investigation leading to today’s guilty plea.

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  • Morgan County Businessman Pleads Guilty to Sales Tax Fraud

    Wednesday, February 21, 2007 | 6:00pm

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Today Charles William Jackson, owner of CJ’s Bar & Grill located at 4532 Knoxville Highway in Oliver Springs, Tenn., pled guilty to one count of sales tax fraud, a violation of Tenn. Code Ann. Section 67-1-1440(g). The Tennessee Department of Revenue’s Special Investigations Section conducted the investigation leading to today’s guilty plea.

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  • Tennessee Department of Revenue To Hold Bimonthly New Business Workshops in March

    Tuesday, February 13, 2007 | 6:00pm

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - These free workshops are designed to assist those encountering business-related taxes for the first time. Tax specialists from various local and state agencies will provide the basic information needed to comply with registration and tax requirements. During the session, attendees will have the opportunity to listen to these tax specialists, ask questions, and receive materials explaining tax responsibilities and providing contact information. Areas of discussion will include business tax, sales and use tax, unemployment tax and tax enforcement procedures.

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  • Revenue Department Extends April 15 Filing Deadline To April 17

    Sunday, February 04, 2007 | 6:00pm

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee taxpayers will have until Tuesday, April 17, 2007, to file state taxes due April 15, the Tennessee Department of Revenue announced today. The revenue department’s decision to extend the filing time follows an announcement earlier this year by the Internal Revenue Service that it was changing its federal income tax deadline nationwide to April 17 for this year only.

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  • Revenue Investigation Leads To Arrest Of Memphis Business Owner On Sales/Use Tax Evasion Charges

    Sunday, February 04, 2007 | 6:00pm

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Today John Arthur Hall, owner of Apollo Liquors located in Memphis, Tenn., was arrested by officers from the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office. A writ stemming from indictments returned by the Shelby County Grand Jury for evasion of sales tax due the state of Tennessee and theft of property of more than $1,000 was issued for his arrest. Bond was set at $1,000.

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  • Cookeville Businessman Pleads Guilty to Sales Tax Fraud

    Monday, January 29, 2007 | 6:00pm

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Today Erich Wilhelm Reiser, president of Cosmopolitan Grill, Inc., located at 931 Shipley Rd. in Cookeville, pleaded guilty to one count of sales tax fraud, a violation of Tenn. Code Ann. Section 67-1-1440(g). The Tennessee Department of Revenue’s Special Investigations Section conducted the investigation leading to today’s guilty plea.

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  • Revenue Investigation Leads To Arrest Of Sevierville Businesswoman On Sales/Use Tax Evasion Charges

    Thursday, January 25, 2007 | 6:00pm

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - On Jan. 24, Nicole Lynn Tibbs, manager of Sleepy Bear Cabin Rentals, 1000 Parkway, Sevierville, Tenn., was arrested by agents of the Tennessee Department of Revenue. A writ stemming from indictments returned by the Sevier County Grand Jury for evasion of sales tax due the state of Tennessee and theft of property of more than $60,000 was issued for her arrest. Bond was set at $75,000.

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  • Unauthorized Substances Taxes Brings In More Than $1.7 Million In Year Two Of Implementation

    Monday, January 15, 2007 | 6:00pm

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - During the second year of Tennessee’s unauthorized substances tax, the Tennessee Department of Revenue collected $1,773,535 and assessed $43,187,787. Year one of the unauthorized substances tax resulted in $1,714,565 in collections and $32,172,918 in assessments. Created by Public Chapter 803 and effective Jan. 1, 2005, the tax applies to controlled substances and certain illicit alcoholic beverages, including cocaine, crack, methamphetamine, marijuana, moonshine, and non-tax-paid liquor.

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