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Thu Jul 23, 2020, 12:04 AM

Fired Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin, wife charged with tax crimes

https://www.startribune.com/fired-minneapolis-officer-derek-chauvin-wife-charged-with-tax-crimes/571864051/


The fired Minneapolis police officer charged with killing George Floyd was charged along with his wife Wednesday with felony tax crimes dating back to 2014 that allege failure to claim more than $460,000 in income — at least $96,000 of that in his off-duty security work.

Derek Chauvin and Kellie Chauvin, of Oakdale, were each charged by summons in Washington County District Court with nine felony counts of aiding and abetting false or fraudulent tax returns or failing to file returns.

From 2014 to 2019, the Chauvins underreported $464,433 in joint income and owed a total of $21,853 in taxes, according to the charges. With interest and late filing and fraud penalties, they owe $37,868, the complaints said....

...Kellie Chauvin, 45, who has filed for divorce since her husband was charged, was not available for comment.

County Attorney Pete Orput said the investigation of the two “was in the works well before” Derek Chauvin was charged with Floyd’s death in late May.

Orput said state Department of Revenue officials contacted his office in June with what they found, and “they were sending [Chauvin] letters last year” about no returns being filed, “and they got no response.”


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Response to dflprincess (Original post)

Thu Jul 23, 2020, 12:12 AM

1. I'm glad she's gonna get what's coming to her too, and not getting away with her

divorce-to-shield-assets-from-civil-judgment gambit.

Hopefully, anyway.

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Response to dflprincess (Original post)

Thu Jul 23, 2020, 12:15 AM

2. I'm surprised that's all they owe on $460+K in that period. But, make em pay.

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Response to dflprincess (Original post)

Thu Jul 23, 2020, 12:18 AM

3. When you claim Florida as your

Domicile and you work in Minnesota for more than 183 days a year,you get caught,it will get damn expensive.. Wait till they do a 7 year Audit. Oh my. Idiots never learn,just because some Schyster Accountant said so,does not hold up.

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Response to dflprincess (Original post)

Thu Jul 23, 2020, 12:23 AM

4. $21,853 taxes owed on $464,433 in joint income -- that's only a 4.7% effective marginal rate

As I understand it, it's all Minnesota income taxes, but still seems to be a small percentage.

In Minnesota, the first bracket is 5.35%, the 2nd is 7.05%, ... on taxable income, which is income after subtracting deductions and exemptions...

https://www.revenue.state.mn.us/minnesota-historical-tax-rates
https://www.revenue.state.mn.us/sites/default/files/2020-04/tax_rates_married.xlsx

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Response to progree (Reply #4)

Thu Jul 23, 2020, 12:29 AM

5. Yeah but that's a gross number, not necessarily taxable income after deductions and exemptions...

Always throw out the biggest number you can for emphasis.

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Reply #5)

Thu Jul 23, 2020, 12:40 AM

6. True -- I read somewhere else that they have big mortgages

so big interest and property tax deductions.

https://news.yahoo.com/quiet-life-derek-chauvin-public-152234256.html
By 2008, they were planning their lives. Two weeks after Xiong filed for divorce from her first husband, Chauvin bought a new house in a new subdivision for $441,000. It was fit for a family, with four bedrooms, four bathrooms and a three-car garage.

The couple married in June 2010. From the beginning, they spread their money thin. Not only did Chauvin hold on to a townhouse he had bought in 2003, but the couple also bought a vacation home near Disney World in Florida in 2011.

Chauvin soon fell behind on fees for his townhouse. On a delinquency notice for $280 in 2013, Chauvin responded that he had paid everything and added, “So no payment is actually owed!” He faxed the response at 3:17 a.m., after finishing his shift in the Third Precinct.

By July 2014, the small debt had snowballed into a judgment of almost $8,000 because Chauvin never came to court.

Meanwhile, the Chauvins downsized. They sold their large house for almost $60,000 less than its purchase price. They bought a home a few blocks away, almost half the size.

In 2015, they appeared to toy with moving to Florida. They sold the home they had just bought. Kellie Chauvin got her radiology technology license in Florida. Derek Chauvin registered to vote there.


Still very very strange -- did all these deductions really bring their income down to the point where not all of the unreported income would even make the first income tax bracket?

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Reply #5)

Thu Jul 23, 2020, 01:05 AM

7. those are NOT large numbers

for a two income household. And chances are the only reason they owed anything at all (after normal withholding), is because of second jobs.

(On the other hand -- failure to file ???? Now that indicates something either deeply dysfunctional -- or extremely dumb.)

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