YOUNGSTOWN– Attorneys with the Tax Division of the Treasury Department have submitted a problem versus a Boardman chiropractic practitioner declaring she owes $366,558 plus interest for failing to report foreign bank accounts to the federal government.
The problem was submitted Tuesday in U.S. District Court, alleging that Denise Carradine, owner of Carradine Chiropractic Center Inc. and Breath of Vitality Inc. Pilates studio, both of Boardman, opened an account with the Swiss bank Maerki Baumann & & Co. in 2006 and transferred about $814,000 in the account through June 2008.
She put funds from her companies in the account, the fit states.
She later on transferred the funds to an account with Grand Palm Ltd. in the Turks and Caicos Islands and then closed that account in 2014 and transferred the funds to the United States.
She did not reveal the presence of the Maerki or Grand Palm accounts or a domestic savings account to her tax return preparer for the tax years 2006 through 2012, the suit declares.
Carradine's lawyer, Roger Stewart, stated he and Carradine do not comprehend why a suit was filed versus Carradine due to the fact that she addressed her problems with the federal government in the past, “and it was all fixed.”
Stewart stated he presumes this is a case in which the “left hand (of the federal government) does not know what the right-hand man is doing.”
In 2014, Carradine employed a new income tax return preparer and amended her income tax return for 2006 through 2012 to report earnings of about $450,000, the match states. No interest income from the foreign accounts was reported on any amended return, and none of the returns were submitted with the federal government, the match states.
Carradine requested “preclearance” in the Internal Revenue Service's Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program, the suit states. The OVDP is for taxpayers facing possible criminal liability and/ or substantial civil charges for willfully stopping working to report foreign monetary properties and pay all tax due as an outcome of those properties, according to the IRS website.
The suit declares Carradine was required to report foreign savings account, securities or other financial accounts in 2007 through 2013 in a type called a Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts, but she did not file the types.
As an outcome, an evaluation of $366,558 was imposed versus Carradine Dec. 21, 2018, by the Treasury Department, and Carradine is responsible for a late-payment penalty and interest, bringing the total to $399,808, the suit states.
The suit was submitted by Richard Zuckerman, principal deputy assistant attorney general for the tax division of the Justice Department.
Judge Benita Pearson and Magistrate Carmen Henderson are assigned to the case.