Nevada MO Business Owner Pleads Guilty to False Tax Return

Failed to Report Nearly $1.5 Million in Business Income

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – A Nevada, Missouri, business owner who failed to pay taxes on nearly $1.5 million of income pleaded guilty in federal court to filing a false tax return.

“When businesses and individuals don’t pay their fair share in taxes, they are breaking the law and cheating their law-abiding neighbors,” said U.S. Attorney Teresa Moore. “This business owner shirked his responsibilities as a citizen by willfully failing to pay taxes on nearly $1.5 million of income.” You can check out this blog to know all the details about business management from here in brief.

Kevin R. Morrow, 53, waived his right to a grand jury and pleaded guilty before U.S. Chief Magistrate Judge David P. Rush to a federal information that charges him with filing a false tax return.

“This time of year, hard-working Americans are preparing to submit their federal tax returns, and the majority of them will fully and honestly report their income,” said IRS-CI Special Agent in Charge Tyler Hatcher, St. Louis Field Office. “In fairness to them, IRS-Criminal Investigation will aggressively pursue those who attempt to avoid paying their fair share of taxes and hold them accountable.”

By pleading guilty, Morrow admitted that he omitted a total of $1,467,326 in income from the federal income tax returns he filed from 2014 through 2016. During that time, Morrow operated Morrow Show Steers, a cattle sale business, but did not report any of this income and, therefore, did not pay any taxes on this income. According to the plea agreement, Morrow’s false tax returns led to federal tax due and owing in the amount of $92,928. The total tax loss to the Missouri Department of Revenue is $11,910. Under the terms of his plea agreement, Morrow must pay a total of $104,838 in restitution to the federal government and the state of Missouri.

The specific charge to which Morrow pleaded guilty is filing a false tax return on April 15, 2017. Morrow falsely claimed he received income of only $13,617 in 2016, and willfully did not report that he received additional income of $444,462 from his cattle sale business.

Under federal statutes, Morrow is subject to a sentence of up to three years in federal prison without parole. The maximum statutory sentence is prescribed by Congress and is provided here for informational purposes, as the sentencing of the defendant will be determined by the court based on the advisory sentencing guidelines and other statutory factors. A sentencing hearing will be scheduled after the completion of a presentence investigation by the United States Probation Office.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Casey Clark and Shannon Kempf. It was investigated by IRS-Criminal Investigation and the Missouri Department of Revenue – Compliance and Investigation Bureau.

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2nd Annual Stickin’ it to Cancer Jackpot

Make plans now to attend the 2nd Annual Stickin’ it to Cancer Jackpot on Saturday, April 16th, at the Bates County Fairgrounds in Butler, MO.

Be on the watch for more information on this year’s Jackpot!

Last year’s Jackpot was such a great day, and extremely successful!

The Sticken’ it to Cancer committee is so excited to be able to help support another family battling cancer this year!

They are currently looking for sponsors for their Jackpot! If you know of any local businesses or individuals who might want to help, share the Stickin’ it to Cancer page with them or have them reach out!

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Warm Winter Wishes for BCMH

On January 11, employees at Bates County Memorial Hospital were given “Warm Winter Wishes” by Heartland Hospice in the form of fresh cookies from Koehn’s bakery and treat bags. “Our hospital truly appreciates this act of kindness, especially when our staff is feeling stretched and drained during another surge of COVID-19,” said Greg Weaver, Chief Executive Officer for the hospital.

Pictured, from left: Brooklyn Ryan, Heartland Hospice Account Liaison; Greg Weaver, Chief Executive Officer of BCMH; Adrienne Burkholder, BCMH Human Resource Director; Kimberly Keating, Human Resources Coordinator, and Kristy Whitney, Heartland Hospice Manager of Business Development.