Warrant issued for Roosevelt contractor accused of tax evasion
ROOSEVELT — A $75,000 warrant has been issued for the arrest of a Roosevelt contractor accused of failing to withhold taxes from his employees' paychecks since 2006.
Jeremy J. Harris, 37, is charged in 3rd District Court with one count each of tax evasion, unlawful dealing with property by a fiduciary and engaging in a pattern of unlawful activity, all second-degree felonies. He also faces one count of failure to render a proper tax return, a third-degree felony.
“Over the course of many years, the defendant failed to file any withholding tax returns even though W-2 forms were issued to employees,” Utah State Tax Commission spokesman Charlie Roberts said in a statement announcing the charges.
“Those W-2s were used by employees with their individual returns and in many cases refunds were issued,” Roberts added.
Harris, doing business as J. Harris Construction, has a state tax liability in excess of $160,000, including penalties and interest, Roberts said. A date for Harris' first court appearance has not been scheduled.
— Geoff Liesik
- President Monson rededicates Ogden Utah Temple
- Bingham High students walk out over dress code
- Little Emmanuel's journey home a tale of...
- The ghosts under our feet: 88...
- Mourning family of Mormon missionary finds...
- Mountain lion caught in Foothill neighborhood...
- Mothers of kidnapped Bountiful girls speak out
- About Utah: Remembering the most brilliant...
- Supporters for traditional marriage... 164
- Pro same-sex marriage group responds to... 84
- 5 reasons why Utah is a great place to... 38
- Police release names of officers... 37
- Mitt Romney to campaign for Mia Love in... 18
- Can Utah solve its surprising binge... 17
- Bingham High students walk out over... 17
- Debates ready to start, third-party... 12