Clarksville business owner indicted on tax fraud

 

Date: June 22, 2021

Contact: newsroom@ci.irs.gov

Nashville — A Clarksville, Tennessee, business owner was indicted yesterday by a federal grand jury on four counts of tax fraud, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Mary Jane Stewart for the Middle District of Tennessee.

David Haley, the owner and operator of Haley & Associates Mechanical Contractors, faces four counts of filing false tax returns for tax years 2014-2017. The indictment alleges that even though Haley's business compensation was well in excess of $1 million for each of the tax years, he falsely reported that he received zero business income. The indictment also alleges that except for a small payment in 2012, neither Haley nor his business paid federal income taxes for 2008 through 2017.

If convicted, Haley faces up to three years in prison and up to a $250,000 fine on each count.

This case was investigated by the IRS-Criminal Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kathryn W. Booth is prosecuting the case.

An indictment is merely an accusation. The defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.