WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) – A West Valley City man was convicted for 13 felony counts of tax evasion after failing to file Utah State tax returns for the last 25 years.
According to a press release issued by the Utah State Tax Commission, an 8-person jury found 62-year old Dennis Kay Iverson guilty of seven second-degree felonies and six third-degree felonies for evading state income taxes, failing to file tax returns, and a pattern of unlawful activity on Tuesday in 3rd District Court.
Utah State Tax Commission investigators said Iverson has not filed state taxes since 1994.
During a recent audit, Iverson claimed he sent certified promissory notes to pay balances and that “only silver and gold coins are considered lawful money.”
The Tax Commission said Iverson sent documents to the state contesting his tax liability and argued: “The government cannot deal with natural persons and can only deal with fictitious corporate entities.”
Iverson is scheduled to be sentenced April 29.