Mason woman sentenced for employment tax evasion

Maria Georgievsky (Source: U.S. Marshals Service)
Maria Georgievsky (Source: U.S. Marshals Service)

MASON, OH (FOX19) - A Mason woman has been sentenced in U.S. District Court for evading employment taxes.

Maria Georgievsky, 55, was sentenced to six month home incarceration as part of two years probation. Georgievsky was also ordered to pay $196,980 in restitution to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). She pleaded guilty in March to one count of income tax evasion related to attempting to evade and defeat employment taxes from April 2006 through October 2008.

She was the sole owner of Standard Services, Inc., according to court documents. The agency provided employees for housekeeping, laundry and other unskilled labor at hotels and one school. Georgievsky provided more than $1.2 million in funds and directed the money to be paid as wages to her employees from April 2006 to October 2008.

She didn't to file the required federal Forms 941 during 2006 and 2007 tax years. Georgievsky filed false federal forms by claiming herself as the only employee of the company for the fourth quarter of 2007 through the fourth quarter of 2008. She also didn't file W-2 forms with the IRS or provide them to her employees. Georgievsky didn't withhold the employee's share of the employment taxes and didn't pay over the employment taxes to the IRS.

"Business owners have a responsibility to withhold income taxes for your employees and then remit those taxes to the Internal Revenue Service," said Darryl Williams, Special Agent in Charge, IRS Criminal Investigation, Cincinnati Field Office.  "The failure to pay over employment taxes as a very serious offense and provides business owners with an unfair competitive business advantage."

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