Andrea Henry of Shelby County, TN was sentence to serve 12 months in prison on charges of evading payment of taxes.
Henry was the owner of 2 dental practice locations and it was shown that although she filed her 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2013 returns, she failed to pay $113,781 in income and self-employment taxes. Henry also failed to pay the employment taxes withheld from her employee’s paychecks for several quarters from 2005-2015. The IRS assessed trust fund penalties in excess of $160,000.
Instead of paying her taxes, Henry spent the money on personal expenses including private school tuition, expensive housing and luxury cars.
Once the IRS assessed penalties again Henry, she stopped using her personal bank accounts and used the business account instead to pay personal expenses, including a Dodge Viper and Porsche Panamera.
In addition to jail time, Henry must serve three years supervised release and pay restitution in the amount of $653,116.78 to the IRS.