A tax preparer in Johnson County pleaded guilty Tuesday to federal tax fraud charges that cost a Kansas company more than $744,000,
U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said. John M. Moore, 52, Lenexa, pleaded guilty to one count of filing a false tax return and one count of wire fraud.
In his plea, he admitted a company he owns, Accent Payroll Services (APS), was hired to provide payroll processing services for Tytan International L.L.C. of Lenexa, Kan.
From 2008 to 2010, APS was responsible for paying the wages of Tytan’s employees, withholding employment taxes, filing Tytan’s employment tax returns on Internal Revenue Service form 941 and paying withheld employment taxes to the IRS.
Moore transferred more than $2 million in employment tax withholdings from Tytan’s bank account to his company’s bank account. However, he only paid the IRS approximately $1.3 million.
To keep Tytan from receiving notices from the IRS that taxes were not paid, Moore gave the IRS an address for Tytan at a post office box he controlled. Sentencing is set for May 29.