Friday, November 20, 2020

Another Chiropractor Finds Paying Taxes a Pain in the Neck

On September 11, 2019, we posted IRS Not Agree with Chiropractic Adjustments  - Chiropractor Sentenced to Prison for Tax Evasion, where we discussed that the owner of a chiropractic business was sentenced to Six (6) months in prison for tax evasion after pleading guilty to the charge in June 2019. 

Previous to that we posted on September 26, 2017, Utah Chiropractor Sentenced to Prison for Tax Evasion and Obstructing the IRS, where we discussed that yet another chiropractor, who also owned a health care products business, was sentenced to 33 months in prison for tax evasion and corruptly endeavoring to obstruct the internal revenue laws

And now according to DoJ, a Montana chiropractor and his wife pleaded guilty on November 20, 2020 to tax evasion.

According to court documents and statements made in court, Jonathan Wilhelm, owned and operated Pro Chiropractic PC (Pro Chiro) and Big Sky Spinal Care Center Inc. (Big Sky). From 2013 through 2018, the Wilhelms directed payments to cash and then did not report the cash transactions on Pro Chiro’s and Big Sky’s books and records, which they provided to a return preparer to prepare the businesses’ tax returns. 

The Wilhelms knew that omitting the cashed checks and cash payments resulted in an understatement of taxable income totaling $284,691 for tax years 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, and 2018. In total, the defendants caused a tax loss to the IRS of $74,486.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Kathleen L. DeSoto (Same Judge as 2019 chiropractor tax evasion case) has scheduled a sentencing for March 12, 2021. 

At sentencing the defendants each face a maximum sentence of five (5) years. The defendants also each face a period of supervised release, restitution, and monetary penalties.

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