CHICAGO —(ENEWSPF)—August 9, 2018
By: Rosemary Piser
The owners of five Chicago-area restaurants are facing criminal tax charges as part of a federal investigation into the underreporting of gross receipts. The charges allege that the restaurant owners willfully avoided paying the full amount of federal taxes by reporting gross receipts that were substantially lower than the true amounts. The federal investigation, which remains ongoing, has focused on sales suppression software and other techniques used by restaurant owners to manipulate gross receipts.
Charged with willfully filing false tax returns are:
- Shuli Zhao, 59, of Westmont, the owner . . .