DRS: DRY CLEANER ARRESTED FOR EVASION OF STATE ENVIRONMENTAL CLEAN-UP FUND FEES

For Immediate Release:
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
 

DRY CLEANER ARRESTED FOR EVASION OF STATE ENVIRONMENTAL CLEAN-UP FUND FEES  

Hartford – Commissioner Kevin Sullivan of the Department of Revenue Services (DRS) announced that Special Agents arrested Battiston’s of Avon owner Laurie A. Maulucci and charged her with eight counts of Failure to Pay Dry Cleaning Surcharge Tax. The arrest warrant was issued after a DRS audit found the business owed $23,469 from 2012 through 2014. The tax, equal to 1% of gross receipts, is paid by dry cleaners to help fund environmental clean-up of properties impacted by hazardous dry-cleaning chemical waste. 

 

Said Commissioner Sullivan, “This arrest results from an audit that found years and years of missed payments owed to the state. Failure to pay into the clean-up fund is also unfair to all the dry cleaning businesses that do pay the fee. It is unfortunate whenever tax enforcement results in an arrest.  We will always work with taxpayers who want to resolve non-compliance in good faith but we will also not hesitate to prosecute those who do not.”

 

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For more information about Connecticut tax issues, please visit the DRS web site at www.ct.gov/DRS or call 1-800-382-9463 in state, or (860) 297-5962 from anywhere.

 

Media calls should be directed to the communications office at (860) 297-5613 or emailed to james.carson@po.state.ct.us.



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