It is a crime to evade filing or paying taxes to the Minnesota Department of Revenue. The department’s Criminal Investigation Division (CID) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) pursue evading individuals in court.
If convicted, a judge completes a sentencing order or federal restitution award. The court document orders the individual to pay restitution and outlines how to pay the department. In some instances, the order will require the individual to submit to an audit.
If a payment is not received, the department will contact the court to seek payments. The court may do one of the following:
- Order the individual to pay the court directly in which the court will then pay the department on the individual’s behalf.
- Order the individual to pay the department directly. If the individual does not setup a formal payment agreement with the department, the probation officer of the individual will be contacted and enforced collection actions will begin.