A real estate broker with East Valley ties accused of not filing tax returns for four years, was indicted on federal tax evasion-related charges, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced on Wednesday.
Sue Janice Taylor, who had residences listed in Gilbert, Florence and Casa Grande, was charged March 30 with four counts of tax evasion and four counts of willful failure to file tax returns, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Taylor is accused of not filing income taxes for income she earned from real estate commissions and land sales from 2003 to 2006.
It is further alleged that during those tax years, Taylor used her purported real estate brokerage, National Landbank, and purported real estate trusts to hide earnings from commissions and ownership interest in real property from the Internal Revenue Service, including a purchase and sale of property in which she earned a $72,000 commission and had an interest in $1.3 million in proceeds from the sale. The income was not reported to the IRS, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Taylor will be arraigned in the U.S. District Court in Phoenix on April 14.