South Metro Restaurant Owners Facing Tax Fraud Charges
Charges have been filed in Dakota County against the owners of Shogun restaurant in Burnsville, Kehui Yang and Qiuyan Huang, both of Eagan, have been charged with four counts each of filing fraudulent sales tax returns and four counts of failure to pay sales tax.
The pair own and operate the restaurant. and according to the Revenue Department used "sales suppression software" on their tills to remove thousands of line items from sales receipts in order to underreport their monthly sales.
As a result, they underpaid almost $43,000 in sales tax from March 2014 through June 2017.
In a press release from the Department of Revenue Revenue Commissioner Cynthia Bauerly states that “The use of sales suppression software harms all businesses that report and pay their fair share of taxes. These charges represent the department’s growing ability to recognize when these illegal products are being used and hold those who you use them accountable.”
Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom added in the release that the charges relate to it being a “violation of our state’s tax laws" that "harms all Minnesotans. We are grateful for the work of investigators for the Minnesota Department of Revenue in this case.