New Hampshire roofing contractor pleads guilty to filing a false tax return

 

Date: June 9, 2021

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BOSTON — A New Hampshire roofing contractor pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court in Boston in connection with failing to report income from his roofing and siding business to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

Ronald McPhail, of Windham, N.H., pleaded guilty to one count of filing a false tax return. U.S. Senior District Court Judge George A. O'Toole Jr. scheduled sentencing for October 7, 2021.

McPhail owed more than $700,000 in income taxes to the IRS after he failed to report more than $7.1 million in revenue and approximately $2.43 million in income from his roofing and siding business on his federal tax returns for tax years 2014 through 2019. To conceal his scheme, McPhail cashed customer checks without first depositing them and withheld information concerning these checks and other business revenues from his tax preparers.

The charge of filing a false tax return provides for a sentence of up to three years in prison, one year of supervised release and a fine of $250,000. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

Acting United States Attorney Nathaniel R. Mendell and Ramsey E. Covington, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the Internal Revenue Service's Criminal Investigations in Boston made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Seth B. Kosto, Deputy Chief of Mendell's Securities, Financial & Cyber Fraud Unit, is prosecuting the case.