Davidson County Man Found Guilty of Sales Tax Evasion and ForgeryThursday, September 03, 2009 | 01:03 pm
NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Revenue’s Special Investigations Section conducted the investigation that led to yesterday’s guilty verdict by a Sumner County jury of Keith A. Howard, age 41, on a Class E felony count of Sales Tax Evasion and a Class E felony count of Forgery. Howard faces sentencing on Oct. 16, 2009, for filing false and fraudulent documents with the Sumner County Clerk’s office that intentionally understated the purchase price of a Prevost bus he registered. Howard provided documents to the clerk’s office representing the purchase price as $62,500. The actual purchase price was $625,000.
“The Department of Revenue is committed to applying Tennessee’s tax laws and policies uniformly to all taxpayers to ensure a level playing field,” said Revenue Commissioner Reagan Farr. “The department cannot and will not allow people engaged in fraudulent tax activities to have a competitive advantage over honest businesspeople.”