According to a Memo he sent to the Mayor and Council on September 2, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service will be performing an audit of the city’s tax returns for all four quarters of 2012. This audit will include an examination of all wages paid, payroll taxes reported and paid, all retirement plans and fringe benefits, and the policy and procedures manuals for all personnel, all departments.
The IRS will also scrutinize certain vendors of the city, specifically:
3M Library Systems
Fidel Seafood Restaurant
Institute of Police Technology & Mg
Reward Fishing Fleet
Sources tell me that the reason these specific vendors are being targeted is because it was discovered that they may have used fraudulent taxpayer identification numbers when contracting to do business in the City of North Miami.
And as we all should know, this would be tax fraud.
I’m also told that the IRS will also consider auditing the books for the year 2011, as well, and possibly 2013.
The implications, of course, are far reaching. When I asked who might take the fall if the IRS uncovers any dirty dealings, the first response was Good Old Andre Pierre. It was also suggested that if Andre goes down, there’s a very good chance he’ll take former City Manager Stephen Johnson with him.
Even IF you’ve done absolutely nothing wrong, you never want the Internal Revenue Service is breathing down your neck.
This could get ugly.
“Spreading the Wealth”