A federal jury in Las Vegas has returned an indictment charging a Las Vegas dentist with failing to pay over payroll taxes, file a tax return, and pay income taxes, according to Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and US Attorney Nicholas A. Trutanich for the District of Nevada.
According to the indictment, Timothy Wilson owned and operated Starsmiles Children’s Dentistry LLC in North Las Vegas. From 2013 to 2014, he allegedly withheld payroll taxes from his employees but allegedly did not pay more than $85,000 in withheld taxes to the Internal Revenue Service. Wilson also 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, the Justice Department said.
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 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 Justice Department said, and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.