Columbus Construction Business Owner Accused Of Not Remitting Payroll Taxes

(Columbus) A Columbus man is accused of failing to pay state payroll taxes for his construction business. Norman Vick is facing one count of felony Theft in Columbia County Circuit Court for offenses that allegedly occurred between 2005 and 2014. According to the criminal complaint, Vick had up to 57 employees who were subject to Wisconsin withholding tax.  During that time, more than $103,520 of state income taxes were withheld from their paychecks but the 59-year-old reportedly did not pay the withheld taxes to the Wisconsin Department of Revenue. Employers are required to deduct income taxes from their employees’ wages, hold the money in trust, and deposit the taxes with the state. If convicted, Vick faces a maximum penalty of seven-and-a-half years in prison, five years of extended supervision and a $25-thousand dollar fine.