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Caught in the Web: Comptroller Franchot names top tax evaders in Maryland

Baltimore, Md. (April 9, 2015) – Comptroller Peter Franchot announced the names of the top 20 businesses and 20 individuals collectively owing $13.3 million in unpaid taxes, penalties and interest to the state of Maryland. Known as the Caught in the Web program, the Comptroller’s Office routinely publishes the list of the top scofflaws on the agency’s website, as a public attempt to get people to pay.

“The Caught in the Web program underscores a small number of Marylanders who make a conscious effort to not pay their taxes,” Comptroller Franchot said. “These are not people simply down on their luck and unable to pay. These are people who have chosen to take advantage of the benefits of this great state — individuals and business owners who knowingly thumb their noses at the vast majority of Maryland taxpayers who fulfill their legal obligations to the state.”

Created to send a message to those who ignore attempts by the state to collect overdue taxes, the program names tax delinquents owing the largest sum in back taxes on the agency’s website for six months, until payment has been received or a payment plan has been initiated.

Since the program’s inception in 2000, the agency has collected more than $31.5 million from delinquent taxpayers whose names appeared on one of the agency’s lists. The most recent group includes liabilities of nearly $6.9 million in back taxes, penalties and interest from 20 individuals and nearly $6.4 million from 20 businesses.

When an individual fails to pay their taxes, the Comptroller’s Office initially sends a certified letter listing any unpaid charges incurred for taxes, interest and penalties. If the taxpayer fails to pay, enters into a payment plan, or provides a qualifying reason for having not yet paid, the Comptroller’s Office may then:

  • File a lien,
  • Garnish wages,
  • Prevent renewal of state business license,
  • Prevent renewal of professional and occupational licenses,
  • Prevent renewal of driver licenses and vehicle registration,
  • Attach assets (including bank accounts),
  • Intercept state and federal tax refunds,
  • File an estimated assessment for taxes due in unreported periods,
  • Issue a summons to appear at a hearing to revoke a sales tax license or initiate other
    legal processes,
  • Suspend state payments if the taxpayer does business with the state,
  • Suspend federal payments if the taxpayer does business with the federal government.

Taxpayers who fail to contact the agency to satisfy their tax liability or enter into an agreement to do so are eligible to be included in the Caught in the Web program. These individuals and businesses, which have already had liens filed against them, are notified prior to the list’s posting that they will be included.

20 Individual Taxpayers Liabilities Total – $6,916,250

1. James R. & Denise A. Ciotti —$1,015,503 8729 Timber Oak Lane Laurel, MD 20723

2. Luis E. Navarro — $675,560 100 Louise Terrace Glen Burnie, MD 21060

3. Henry C. Nugroho — $510,569 14781 Memorial Drive, Suite 1535 Houston, TX 77079

4. Ralph T. Simmons — $507,801 12105 Woodwind Lane Bowie, MD 20721

5. Denis M. Putnam — $421,557 8116 Seneca View Drive Gaithersburg, MD 20882

6. Jerome S. Plasse — $397,776 P. O. Box 398 Tetonia, ID 83452

7. Ronald L. Dorn — $381,698 11117 Joyceton Drive Upper Marlboro, MD 20774

8. Andrew Robinson — $360,048 12500 Surray Circle Drive Ft. Washington, MD 20744

9. John M. Shumate — $341,736 P. O. Box 209 Randallstown, MD 21333

10. Herman Grady Jr. — $339,659 17808 Merino Drive Accokeek, MD 20607

11. Jenny L. Lalov — $336,568 723 Weil Mandel Way Cockeysville, MD 21030 1

2. Francis G. Murray — $333,418 10200 Capitol View Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20910

13. Louis J. Leitch — $332,787 6708 River Drive Rd. Sparrows Point, MD 21219

14. Ainsley O. Gill — $259,635 10714 Cloverbrooke Drive Potomac, MD 20854

15. Johnson Akarolo — $190,481 14706 Turner Wootten Pkwy. Upper Marlboro, MD 20774-8715

16. Larry D. Garrett — $159,786 935 Sowards Ridge Rd. Crown City, OH 45623-9421

17. Emma T. Dacquel — $100,329 P. O. Box 205 Riverdale, MD 20738-0205

18. Larry R. & Betty E. Parker — $88,712 2729 Rayner Ave. Baltimore, MD 21216

19. Timothy W. Bull — $84,598 18 Edelweiss Way Parkton, MD 21120

20. John L. Morgan — $78,029 935 20th Ave. Vero Beach, FL 32960

 

Caught in the Web 20 Business Taxpayers Liabilities Total – $6,361,343

1. CTS & Associates Inc. — $1,153,830 7101 Wisconsin Ave. Suite 1040 Bethesda, MD 20814

2. Optimization Consulting Inc. — $731,043 5217 Maries Retreat Drive Bowie, MD 20720

3. Next Day Staffing Services LLC — $546,020 5024 Campbell Blvd. Suite L Nottingham, MD 21236

4. Delaswan Event Atrium LLC — $451,153 8452 B Ardwick Ardmore Rd. Hyattsville, MD 20785

5. Frank Little Enterprise LLC — $442,564 5753 Crain Highway Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

6. Winks Building Material Auction LLC — $370,243 8303 Pulaski Highway Baltimore, MD 21237

7. Korangy Radiology Associates — $368,339 6615 Reisterstown Rd. Suite 305 Baltimore, MD 21215

8. SS Staffing Specialist Inc. — $329,866 3704 Eastern Ave. Baltimore, MD 21224

9. Mattress 4 Less LLC — $285,061 8805 Walker Mill Rd. Capitol Heights, MD 20743

10.Performance Materials Inc. — $241,143 2658 Merchant Drive Baltimore, MD 21230

11. Bella Furniture LLC — $194,704 1121 University Blvd. Takoma Park, MD 20912

12. Eastern Plate Glass Co. Inc. — $183,369 514 Crain Highway, Suite E Glen Burnie, MD 21061

13. Edge 1 Cellurlar LP — $178,801 107 Fuel Farm Rd. Baltimore, MD 21240

14. Omnik Dental Labs Inc. — $178,364 5507 Randolph Rd. Rockville, MD 20852

15. Pullen Sunshine LLC — $153,017 22300 Georgia Ave. Brookeville, MD 20833

16. Point Fells Draperies Inc. — $145,423 17 Halbright Court Timonium, MD 21093

17. Early Childhood Learning Center — $134,426 2340 Ainger Place S.E. Washington, DC 20020

18. B K Lass Enterprises Inc. — $117,649 1809 Brightseat Rd. Landover, MD 20785

19. Old Telephone Company Inc. — $85,382 3 Nashua Ct. Suite F Baltimore, MD 21234

20. BJ Wyatt LLC — $70,946 320 Sunburst Highway Cambridge, MD 21613


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