July 12, 2018
A Collinsville, Virginia pharmacist pleaded guilty to failing to account for and pay over employment taxes, announced the Justice Department’s Tax Division. According to court documents, Jerry R. Harper, Jr., 61, owned and operated Family Discount Pharmacy, Inc.
(FDP) in Stanleytown, Virginia, with multiple locations in Stuart, Rocky Mount, Chatham, and Brosville, Virginia. As owner of FDP, Harper was responsible for collecting and paying over FDP’s employment taxes. From 1998 through 2014, FDP accrued employment tax liabilities of more than $5 million. Harper withheld these taxes from FDP employees’ wages, but did not pay the taxes to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). In over 15 years, Harper only filed one employment tax return with the IRS. DOJ