Devon Buck, the owner of DCL Landscaping in Pennsylvania, has been charged with attempting to evade income taxes.
From 2015 to 2019 Buck tried to evade $203,324 in federal income taxes by requesting that many of his clients make checks payable to him personally as opposed to the company. Buck went as far as printing invoices on DCL letterhead that specifically instructed customers on how to make out their checks.
During that time period, Buck diverted $677,877 of business income by cashing customer checks instead of depositing them in his business bank account. He deposited only $240,749 of customer payments into the business account.
To further conceal the business income from the IRS, Buck provided his accountant with false business receipts and expenses, which underreported his income.
In addition to restitution, Buck faces up to five years in prison.