WHILE WORKING AS BOOKKEEPER AND OFFICE MANAGER AT BOTH OF HER HUSBAND’S MEDICAL PRACTICES; IRS CLAIMED THAT SHE FILED MULTIPLE FRAUDULENT TAXES OR NO YEARLY TAX BILLS
OCTOBER 30, 2021 – written by WADE QUEEN
TAMMY CARROLL KLEIN AND HER HUSBAND, DR. JEREMY KLEIN, OF LOUISA, KENTUCKY
A well known Louisa woman who worked as a bookkeeper and office manager at two medical practices, has been indicted on tax evasion charges by a federal grand jury, according to federal court records.
Tammie Carroll Klein was indicted on Thursday October 14, in the U.S. federal court in Ashland, Kentucky on three counts of attempting to evade taxes, a charge which is punishable with up to five years in federal prison on each charge count.
According to the indictment, Mrs. Klein worked as the office manager & bookkeeper at Family Practice of Louisa, and also Recovery Louisa, where her husband Dr. Jeremy Klein, saw patients.
Federal court records show Tammie Klein was responsible for keeping up with payroll, payroll taxes, bills and insurance checks; though the federal indictment stated her husband, Dr. Jeremy Klein, did not handle any of the finances in either business.
Tammie Klein held the position from 2002 to 2018, federal court records show.
During the 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017 tax years, Tammie Klein is accused of filing false tax forms that “substantially underreported the tax payments that were due and owing.”
Payments were made by Tammie Klein in 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017; however no payments were made in 2014 or 2018, according to the records.
In 2013 and 2018, no tax returns were filed at all by Tammie Klein, according to the federal indictment.
The federal indictment states that during the three years of 2015-17, Klein paid out a total of $47,500 in taxes. In reality, the amount in those three years was $448,370.
The total difference works out to Tammie Klein allegedly defrauding the IRS of $400,870.
No trial date in federal court in Ashland has been set for Tammie Klein as of this present time. Mrs. Klein is currently free on recognizance after appearing in federal court to be arraigned on the indictment charges.