Rochester lawyer pleads guilty to tax...

Rochester lawyer pleads guilty to tax charge

There are 14 comments on the WHEC-TV Rochester, NY story from Jul 27, 2009, titled Rochester lawyer pleads guilty to tax charge. In it, WHEC-TV Rochester, NY reports that:

The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance announced today that 49-year-old D. Scott Young, of Honeoye Falls and partner in the Rochester law firm of Ashcraft, Franklin & Young, LLP, pled guilty Friday for failing to pay his personal income taxes for tax years 2002-2007. Young entered the plea but prior to his plea, Young had filed the ...

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That Guy

Rochester, NY

#1 Jul 27, 2009
Typical dirtbag lawyer...
Local Guy

Webster, NY

#2 Jul 27, 2009
Everyone should watch a film by Aaron Russo "America: Freedom to Fascism". Determined to find the law that requires American citizens to pay income tax, producer Aaron Russo (Bette Midler's The Rose, Trading Places) set out on a journey to find the evidence. As Artie Johnson said on several occasions, Verrrry Interesting.
Sue In Wayne County

Williamson, NY

#3 Jul 27, 2009
Let's look at the facts:

Attorney Young paid nearly $42,000 for his 6 years of unpaid taxes, including penalties and interest. That works out to less than $7,000 per year. Since it includes interest and penalties, it is likely that the tax payment itself was *much* less than $7K per year, I'm guessingprobably somewhere between $5K and $6K per year.

According to Manta.com , Scott D Young Business Information: Current estimates show this company has an annual revenue of $170,000.

Now, the tax table at IRS.com shows that between 2000 and 2009, taxes on an annual income of $170K are calculated on 28%. I'm not very good at math, but I think that works out to a tax owed of about $46,700 per year.

But Young paid the government *less* than that for *6* years! If my calculations are correct, what he so gallantly paid the government represents about 12% to 14% of what he actually owed. Even with hefty deductions, that's an absurdly low figure.

I agree--he's a dirtbag.
Tax Man

Endicott, NY

#4 Jul 27, 2009
Sue, the prosecution was by the New York State Tax Derpartment for New York State personal income taxes. Those rates are much lower than the federal rates.
Come on

Wyoming, NY

#5 Jul 27, 2009
He is a very nice guy, a good attorney, and this was a witch hunt by the IRS against specific people. There are many more people who cheat out on taxes, so be careful who throws the first stone.
Sue In Wayne County

Williamson, NY

#6 Jul 27, 2009
Tax Man wrote:
Sue, the prosecution was by the New York State Tax Derpartment for New York State personal income taxes. Those rates are much lower than the federal rates.
Duh. My bad. So, how does it calculate out--did he make a substantial payment or did he slime his way out of what he owed? I could not find a NY State income tax calculator on line.
Sue In Wayne County

Williamson, NY

#7 Jul 27, 2009
Come on wrote:
He is a very nice guy, a good attorney, and this was a witch hunt by the IRS against specific people. There are many more people who cheat out on taxes, so be careful who throws the first stone.
A nice guy? Maybe so, but he is a nice guy who freely admits to not filing a tax return for *6 years*--that's a whole lot different than "cheating out on taxes," as you call it.
Wanda from Tonawanda

Ontario, NY

#8 Jul 27, 2009
Come on wrote:
He is a very nice guy, a good attorney, and this was a witch hunt by the IRS against specific people. There are many more people who cheat out on taxes, so be careful who throws the first stone.
I love paying taxes for nice guys!
And then

Rochester, NY

#9 Jul 28, 2009
So....now he has fulfilled his requirements to run for political office.
Krispy Kreme

Rochester, NY

#10 Jul 28, 2009
This is light stuff compared to what some lawyers in Rochester have done. some in this corrupt town have truly broken laws.
Tax Man

Endicott, NY

#11 Jul 28, 2009
I'm just guessing here (because I don't know what his deductions or other credits were during those years) but it appears to be a substantial payment.
Manuel Labore

Tavares, FL

#12 Jul 28, 2009
I bet the FEDS are looking at this guy. You would nthink a lawyer would no better.
techo tired

Webster, NY

#13 Jul 29, 2009
He only paid it back because he got caught- Whats the matter ''D Scott'' you don't already make enough money as an attorney. This is what greed will do to dis-honest people.
Wonder how many clients he was ''dis-honest'' with??
Once a crook- always a crook!!!
Maybe the greece police dept. will hire you.
techo tired

Webster, NY

#14 Jul 29, 2009
What does the ''d'' stand for in D Scott- dirtbag, dishonest, disloyal,disgusting,-hmm???

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