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Bedford man sentenced for payroll tax evasion

WILLIAMSPORT — A Bedford man was sentenced to six months in prison on Tuesday for failure to pay payroll taxes to the Internal Revenue Service, according to the United States District Court, Middle District.

Michael Boggs, 39, also faces two years of supervised release when the prison sentence has been served. During that time, he will be required to submit to DNA testing as directed by a probation officer. He also will be monitored and will be on house arrest for six months.

He is to report to a prison designated by the Bureau of Prisons on Nov. 11, according to the judgment.

Boggs pleaded guilty to failure to pay the taxes on Aug. 16, 2019.

According to U.S. Attorney David J. Freed, Boggs was the owner of Meadowview Manor Services LLC, an assisted living center in Mifflin County. The criminal information alleges that from 2014-16, Boggs withheld payroll taxes from his employees but never remitted the funds collected to the IRS.

Payroll taxes include both the employees’ portion of the income tax on their wages, and taxes owed by an employer directly to the IRS for Medicare and Social Security under the Federal Insurance Contributions Act.

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