On Wednesday, January 24, 2018, it was announced that a Jefferson City, Missouri business owner had been indicted by a federal grand jury for tax evasion and failing to pay more than $400,000 in payroll taxes. 53-year-old Gina Marie Volmert of Jefferson City was charged in an 11-count indictment on January 17, 2018. The indictment was unsealed following the defendant’s arrest and initial court appearance.
Volmert is the majority owner and operator of GVA and Associates LLC. The company provides medical billing and coding services. The federal indictment claims that GVA withheld payroll taxes from its employees’ paycheck. However, it is alleged that GVA only made partial payments to the IRS from 2012 through 2014.
As a result, Volmert has been charged with eight counts of failing to pay the IRS $403,912 in payroll taxes. The defendant has also been charged with three counts of tax evasion. The indictment alleges that in 2012, 2013 and 2014 Volmert decreased her reported income by fraudulently shifting her income to reimbursed expenses.
The defendant is accused of fraudulently submitting $6,300 in reimbursable expenses every two seeks to conceal her income. In return, this caused her income to be falsely reported on her W-2 to the Internal Revenue Service. The charges in the indictment are only accusations.
The defendant remains innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law. Additional details can be found here.