Martin Gamliel, 65, a tax attorney in Westchester County, has been charged with one count of Criminal Tax Fraud in the Fourth Degree, a class E felony, for failing to file his New York State Personal Income Tax Return for tax year 2009.
After being informed that he was the subject of a criminal investigation, Mr. Gamliel filed a tax return showing his income was $99,986 for 2009. The tax due on the return was $5,462. Mr. Gamliel still has tax liabilities for taxable years 1991 through 2007 which total over $390,000. He is scheduled to be in Westchester County Court on May 14, 2012. Mr. Gamliel is being prosecuted by the Westchester District Attorney's Office and faces up to four years in prison if convicted. The defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
The New York State Tax Department offers programs such as the Voluntary Disclosure and Compliance Program to encourage delinquent taxpayers to become compliant without facing criminal prosecution or civil penalty. More information about voluntary compliance programs can be found at www.tax.ny.gov.