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A Chaska man is charged with six counts of failing to file for individual income tax returns, all felonies.

The Carver County Attorney’s office charged David Arthur Timp, 54, for allegedly failing to file his state individual income tax returns from 2012-2017, according to a criminal complaint filed in Carver County District Court earlier this month. Timp’s W-2 shows his wages were $281,236 to $438,028 during that time and was an employee at Cisco Systems, Inc, according to the complaint.

A Revenue Special Investigator observed four letters had been sent to Timp requesting for filing for 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.

“Defendant never responded or filed,” the complaint stated.

A letter sent in September 2015, stated Timp must return his 2012 return by November 2015 with a tax penalty and interest of $4,673.66. Another letter sent in January 2017, stated Timp return his 2013 return by March 2017 with a tax penalty and interest of $10,630.33. A November 2017 letter stated Timp file his 2014 return by January 2018 with a tax penalty and interest of $20,520.93. In all instances, Timp filed to do so, according to the complaint.

Some amounts were collected from levies from Timp’s employer.

Timp allegedly owes more than $46,400 in tax, penalties and interest, according to a release from the Minnesota Department of Revenue.

“Each tax-related felony charge carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison, a $10,000 fine, or both,” the release stated.

“Many of the department’s criminal case referrals come from public tips. The Minnesota Department of Revenue has a 24-hour tip line for anyone who suspects that a person or business is violating Minnesota tax laws. Local callers may dial 651-297-5195 or call toll-free by dialing 1-800-657-3500. Tips can also be submitted to the department by email at tax.fraud@state.mn.us. Tipsters may choose to remain anonymous,” the release stated.

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Alex Chhith is a staff reporter at the Chaska Herald. In her spare time, she enjoys walking her dogs (Cody and Sam), catching up on the Game of Thrones and finding new restaurants. Follow her on Twitter @AlexChhith.

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