Colorado Couple Indicted for Payroll and Personal Tax Fraud

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DENVER – The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Colorado announces Jay G. Mills and Danielle A. Mills were indicted by a federal grand jury on March 23, 2022, on charges of failure to account for and pay over employment payroll taxes and failure to file income tax returns. Danielle Mills had her initial appearance on July 20, 2022, before U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Kato Crews and was released on bond.  Jay Mills initially appeared in federal court on April 25, 2022.

According to information contained in the indictment, the co-defendants were the owners, operators and principal officers of Mills Solids Control Consulting LLC located in Colorado. During the period for quarters ending March 31, 2016, through June 30, 2017, it is alleged the co-defendants deducted and collected taxable wages from MSCC employees. The co-owners are alleged to have willfully failed to pay over to the Internal Revenue Service the federal income taxes, Social Security taxes, and Medicare taxes withheld during this six-quarter period. Both co-defendants are also alleged to have failed to file federal individual income tax returns for the 2015-2017 tax years.

Jay Mills and Danielle Mills each face six counts of failure to pay over employment payroll taxes and three counts of failure to file a federal tax return. The defendants face a maximum fine of $1,575,000 and up to five years in prison for each failure to pay over count and up to one year in prison for each count of failure to file income tax returns.

This case is being investigated by Internal Revenue Service: Criminal Investigation.

The charges contained in the indictment are allegations and the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.