A popular Dundalk eatery is one of six businesses and individuals in the Baltimore and Harford Counties area to make the state comptroller's so-called list of top 50 "tax cheats."
, located on Merritt Boulevard in Dundalk, owes the state more than $200,000 in sales and use withholding, according to a list released today by Comptroller Peter Franchot.
"We do this for two reasons: one, to try to use public peer pressure on these folks in the hopes that will spur them on to work with us," said Joseph Shapiro, a spokesman for Comptroller Peter Franchot. "Secondly, because it works. Since we began this, we've collected $26 million from 587 tax delinquents within two weeks of their names going on the list."
The comptroller's office began releasing this list in 2001.
Typically, tax records are considered private but the people and businesses on the list were all subject to liens and judgements imposed in Circuit Court.
All the people and companies on the list were notified by certified mail with a return receipt requested and given the opportunity to settle their liabilities before having their names included on the list, according to a statement from the comptroller's office.
Comptroller's "Tax Cheat" ListBusiness/Individual Tax Type Amount owed 2916 Security Inc.
9351 Lakeside Boulevard
Owings Mills, MD 21117 Sales & Use
$70,479.87 Kessler No 2 Inc.
T/A Captain Harveys
1543 Merritt Boulevard
Baltimore, MD 21222
Officer Assessed: Steven Sharon Sales & Use
$25,971.26 Joseph Maynard
T/A TRC Contractors
1107 Middle River Road Bay 7
Baltimore, MD 21220
Officer Assessed: Joseph Maynard Withholding $169,641.88 William R. Marsteller
103 Oak Moore Court
Bel Air, MD 21014-2731 Individual $163,177.24 New Horizon Painting Corp
629 Reisterstown Road
Baltimore, MD 21208
Officer Assessed: John I. Roberts
Officer Assessed: Sydney Roberts Withholding $149,917.91 Spellman Larson & Associates Inc.
222 Bosley Avenue Ste B3
Towson, MD 21204
Officer Assessed: Joseph L. Larson Withholding $53,850.37