Monday, October 22, 2012

Hotel Owner Faces 15 Years in Jail For Sales Tax Theft

On October 2, 2012, Lawrence Wright, former owner of TW Hospitality, LLC was arrested by the Walton County Sheriff's Department on second degree felony and misdemeanor charges concerning theft of over $37,000 of sales tax allegedly collected but not remitted to the state.
The business owned and operated the Comfort Inn & Suites located at 326 Coy Burgess Loop in Defuniak Springs, Florida. The 45 year old Niceville, Florida resident faces up to 15 years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines in addition to repayment of stolen taxes, interest, and investigation expenses.

According to investigators, Mr. Wright collected sales tax from customers at the hotel but during periods from 2009 through 2012, he failed to remit to the state all the sales tax he collected as mandated by Florida law and he failed to remit the sales taxes to the state.
If you have Florida Sales Tax Problems, contact the Tax Lawyers at Marini & Associates, P.A. for a FREE Tax Consultation at or or Toll Free at 888-8TaxAid (888 882-9243).


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