The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance announced today that Rong Q. Liang, 1170 Carlls Straight Path, Dix Hills, NY, pleaded guilty on June 11 to Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the Second Degree relating to his failure to report $2,058,457 in corporate income.
Liang, the owner and operator of Sina Construction, Inc., operating throughout Long Island and New York City, admitted that he filed false corporate tax returns for the period January, 2005 to December, 2008, evading $107,326 taxes.
Appearing before the Hon. Stephen Braslow, in Suffolk County Court, in Riverhead, Liang paid full restitution of $241,440, which included the tax he owed, plus penalty and interest. He was sentenced to a conditional discharge.
The case was prosecuted by the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office. It was a joint investigation of the District Attorney's Office, the Internal Revenue Service and the State Tax Department. New York State Commissioner of Taxation and Finance Thomas H. Mattox thanked District Attorney Thomas J. Spota and Assistant District Attorney Joseph T. Conley III for their assistance in pursuing the investigation.
The Tax Department offers the Voluntary Disclosure and Compliance Program to encourage delinquent taxpayers to become compliant without facing criminal prosecution or civil penalty. For more information about this program, visit www.tax.ny.gov