One of my friends wanted to help me with a vehicle so he made an agreement that I would make payments on his truck. He signed the vehicle over in my name and filled out a gift affadavit so I didnt have to pay sales tax. Unfortanetly I could not pay him and now he is taking me to small claims. Can I get in trouble for filing the gift affadavit even with intent to pay him? Thank you!
If you purposely submitted false documents in an effort to avoid paying sales taxes that were due, that certainly could expose you to civil penalties and perhaps even criminal charges. You should contact a criminal defense attorney to determine how to best proceed.
Tax fraud is a crime and punishable as a general misdemeanor:
18-6301. TAXATION — REFUSAL TO GIVE ASSESSOR LIST OF PROPERTY. Every person who unlawfully refuses upon demand to give to any county assessor a list of his property subject to taxation, or to swear to such list, or who gives a false name, or fraudulently refuses to give his true name, to any assessor when demanded by such assessor in the discharge of his official duties, is guilty of a misdemeanor.
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