A tax collector in Arizona is seeking to have his name removed from a tax-collection summons he filed after he was fired over the summer.
According to the Arizona Republic, Scott Dyer was fired by the Tax Collector’s Office (TCO) in August after allegedly stealing more than $50,000 from his office.
Dyer filed a complaint with the Arizona Attorney General’s office last month, claiming that the TCO retaliated against him for filing a complaint, and that the TCO retaliated by charging him with tax evasion and obstruction of justice.
The Arizona Republic reported that Dyer had filed the complaint in April with the Tucson Tax Collector, but the TOC didn’t issue a summons until June.
In a letter to the TCA in June, the TPO stated that the summons was sent after Dyer failed to appear at a hearing on a complaint.
Dyers attorney, Jeff Loy, claims that the Arizona Tax Collector sent a copy of the summons to Dyer’s wife and then sent it to his former boss, who sent it back to the office, where Dyer allegedly failed to comply with the summons.
In his letter, Loy argues that the filing of a tax return is not a criminal offense in Arizona, and he is trying to get the summons canceled.
“Dyer was a good employee, and his termination was based on the same facts that are being used by the TCEOs [the Tax Collector] in this case,” Loy wrote.
“The TCEO [TCO] is retaliating against Scott Dyers integrity and honesty and is using his personal life as a political weapon against him.”
In a statement to The Next Net, the Tax Collectors Office said that the issue of an individual’s tax-returns and filing a tax complaint does not change if they file a complaint within 30 days after the end of their employment.
The TCA did not respond to TheNextWeb’s request for comment on the matter.