Tax Commission News Release
Pocatello couple ordered to file Idaho tax returns
BOISE, IDAHO — June 26, 2013 — Sixth District Court Judge Mitchell W. Brown has ordered a Pocatello couple to file Idaho tax returns for four years in which their reported income totaled close to $400,000, according to the Idaho State Tax Commission.
Judge Brown issued an order to compel Michael and Debra Driever to file tax returns for 2008 through 2011. The Drievers have until June 28 to comply with the judge’s order.
“It goes against the grain to spend taxpayer money on court action to get some people to file their tax returns,” said Tax Commissioner David Langhorst, “but it must be done in fairness to the majority of law-abiding Idahoans who file their returns.”
Court files show that the Drievers had income of at least $104,521 for 2008; $82,946 for 2009; $102,831 for 2010; and $88,782 for 2011.
The Tax Commission is being represented in this case by Deputy Attorney General William von Tagen.