Tonawanda landscaping company pays more than $95,000 in restitution to NYS

TONAWANDA, NY (WIVB) – A Tonawanda landscaping company has repaid more than $ 95,000 in taxes it owed to New York State.

The Department of Taxes and Finance released the update on Friday morning, saying Fiorella’s landscaping has admitted major theft.

According to the state, an auditor found that the company failed to file quarterly sales tax returns or transfer sales tax between June 2011 and December 2015. Fiorella’s Landscaping paid nearly $ 69,000 in restitution and an additional $ 26,000 in restitution for underreported sales tax between December 2015 and September 2019 for that period.

“Sales tax provides local communities with vital revenue for services and programs that are particularly critical in the face of this pandemic,” said Mike Schmidt, tax and finance commissioner for New York State.

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