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  • Former Greeneville Business Owner Found Guilty on Sales Tax Evasion, Money Laundering and Theft Charges

    Friday, April 29, 2016 | 10:05am

    GREENEVILLE – The Special Investigations Section of the Tennessee Department of Revenue conducted the investigation that led to Wednesday’s guilty verdict of Jerry Reginald Burkes. Burkes, 50, is the former owner of Preeminent Skate Specialty, a tobacco store in Greenville. Burkes was found guilty in a Greene County Criminal Court on 12 counts of sales tax evasion, one count of money laundering and one count of theft over $60,000. A sentencing hearing is set for June 1. Burkes could be sentenced up to a maximum of two years in the state penitentiary for each count of sales tax evasion, and he could be sentenced for up to a maximum of 12 years for each of the other counts.

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  • Loudon County Couple Arrested On Tax Evasion

    Friday, April 15, 2016 | 2:30pm

    LOUDON - The Special Investigations Section of the Tennessee Department of Revenue conducted the investigation that led to the indictment and arrest of Michael Dale Russell and Christy Michelle Russell for tax evasion.

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  • Meigs County Man Arrested on Tax Evasion

    Wednesday, April 06, 2016 | 2:09pm

    BIRCHWOOD -The Special Investigations Section of the Tennessee Department of Revenue conducted the investigation that led to the indictment and arrest of Kenneth Eugene McCallie for tax evasion. Revenue special agents arrested McCallie at his residence.

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  • Bledsoe County Business Woman Arrested on Sales Tax Evasion

    Wednesday, March 30, 2016 | 8:21am

    PIKEVILLE - The Special Investigations Section of the Tennessee Department of Revenue conducted the investigation that led to the indictment and arrest of Sybil Marjean Stanley for sales tax evasion. Stanley, 63, surrendered to Revenue Special Agents at the Bledsoe County Detention Center.

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  • Davidson County Man Arrested for Tax Evasion

    Thursday, March 17, 2016 | 3:54pm

    NASHVILLE - The Tennessee Department of Revenue’s Special Investigations Section conducted the investigation that led to the indictment and Thursday’s arrest of Mark Atwell, 45, of Nashville.  Department of Revenue agents arrested Atwell at his home. Bond was set at $5,000.

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  • Administrative Hearing Office Annual Report Available

    Friday, March 04, 2016 | 10:07am

    The Tennessee Department of Revenue offers the Administrative Hearing Office as a forum where taxpayers can work with informal conference personnel to resolve disputes about tax assessments and tax refund claim denials. Hearing Office personnel are required to exercise independent judgment and to render decisions on individual issues based on the facts and the law. Read more about the Hearing Office's mission and role, as well as fiscal year 2015 statistics on conferences, in the annual report here.

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  • Update on Rulemaking Process

    Thursday, March 03, 2016 | 10:08am

    The Department of Revenue has begun the formal process for issuing updated rules for sales tax, franchise and excise tax and business tax, as well as a small number of administrative rules. Over the past several months, the Department has been in the process of receiving and evaluating informal feedback from parties who previously contacted the Department expressing interest in the process.

    On February 25, the Department filed a Notice of Rulemaking Hearing with the Secretary of State. That filing can be found here. The Department anticipated the need for new or updated rules due in part to recent legislative changes. Additionally, a number of obsolete or outdated rules need to be updated or repealed.

    The rulemaking hearing will be held on April 26 at 1 p.m. Central Time at the Andrew Jackson State Building in Nashville. The hearing will be held in Hearing Room 201. Oral or written comments are invited at the hearing. Additionally, written comments from the public may be submitted to Department prior to the hearing.

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  • Davidson County Business Owner Pleads Guilty to Theft

    Thursday, February 11, 2016 | 9:13am

    NASHVILLE - The Special Investigations Section of the Tennessee Department of Revenue conducted the investigation that led to Wednesday’s guilty plea of Masoud Zand, 51, to one count of theft over $10,000, a Class C felony. Zand is the owner of Quality Cars in Davidson County.  Davidson County Judge Mark Fishburn accepted Zand’s plea and sentenced him to five years supervised probation. Zand was also ordered to pay restitution of $60,000.

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