Why am I Being Audited?

You just received notification that your business has been selected for a Texas Comptroller state tax examination. Unless you have been through the audit process before, you probably have lots of questions and concerns. Of course one of the first questions most business owners ask is, “Why my business?” Although it’s common to think you did something wrong, this usually isn’t the case. However, if you have been selected for audit, Texas Tax Group has a team of 15 former Texas Comptroller State Tax Auditors who can help you save time and money. (more…)

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Thuy Thu Do, 45, of Arlington

Thuy Thu Do, 45, of Arlington, was arrested after being indicted June 14, 2011 by a Travis County Grand Jury for two counts of tobacco tax fraud. According to the indictment, Do is accused of failing to keep books and records relating to taxed tobacco products, and of possessing other tobacco products with more than $50 in tax due. Both offenses are third-degree felonies. Do’s indictment, filed as D1DC11-900182, is pending in Travis County District Court.

*Originally published at http://www.window.state.tx.us/about/cid/case_news.html

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Muslim Al-Musawi, 55, of Arlington

Muslim Al-Musawi, 55, of Arlington, was found guilty by a Travis County jury of seven counts of cigarette and tobacco tax fraud. Al-Musawi was accused in two indictments of failing to maintain books and records relating to cigarette and tobacco purchases, possessing unstamped cigarettes, possessing tobacco products with more than $50 in tax due, and failing to produce records to the Comptroller as required by Chapter 154 of the Tax Code. The offenses were alleged to have occurred in September 2009 and February 2010. The cases, filed as cause numbers D1DC12-904045 and -46, were prosecuted in Travis County. On June 28th, Al-Musawi was sentenced by the court to 4 years in the Institutional Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, probated for six years, on each count, to run concurrently. Al-Musawi was ordered to perform 100 hours of community service on each count, fined $5,000, and ordered to pay $1,800 combined restitution to the Comptroller of Public Accounts.

*Originally published at http://www.window.state.tx.us/about/cid/case_news.html

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Victor Ray Mendoza, Jr., 29, of San Angelo

Victor Ray Mendoza, Jr., 29, of San Angelo, was indicted by a Tom Green County Grand Jury for third-degree felony tobacco tax fraud after being arrested in October 2011. Mendoza is accused by indictment of possessing tobacco products with more than $50 in tax due. Mendoza’s case, filed as B-12-0473-SB, is pending in District Court in Tom Green County.

*Originally published at http://www.window.state.tx.us/about/cid/case_news.html

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Donna Bryant Shook, 47, of Victoria

Donna Bryant Shook, 47, of Victoria, was indicted by a Victoria County Grand Jury after being arrested on February 27th for tobacco tax fraud. Ms. Shook is alleged to have possessed tobacco products with more than $50 in tax due. She is also accused of failing to maintain books and records relating to tobacco products purchases as required by law. Both offenses are third-degree felonies. Ms. Shook’s case, filed as cause number 1204026537-D, is pending in Victoria County District Court.

*Originally published at http://www.window.state.tx.us/about/cid/case_news.html

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David Lee Shook, 26, of Victoria

David Lee Shook, 26, of Victoria, was indicted by a Victoria County Grand Jury after being arrested on February 27th for tobacco tax fraud. Mr. Shook is alleged to have possessed tobacco products with more than $50 in tax due. He is also accused of failing to maintain books and records relating to tobacco products purchases as required by law. Both offenses are third-degree felonies. Mr. Shook’s case, filed as cause number 1204026536-D, is pending in Victoria County District Court.

*Originally published at http://www.window.state.tx.us/about/cid/case_news.html

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Randolph Alvarez, 43, of Abilene

Randolph Alvarez, 43, of Abilene, was arrested after being indicted by a Jones County Grand Jury for a third-degree felony tobacco tax offense. Alvarez is accused in court documents of intentionally and knowingly possessing untaxed tobacco products other than cigars on which tax of more than $50 was required to be paid. Alvarez’s case, filed as cause number 010707, is pending in Jones County District Court.

*Originally published at http://www.window.state.tx.us/about/cid/case_news.html

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