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Florence business owner arrested, charged with not paying withholding taxes

February 7, 2019

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Florence business owner Glenda Hudson Calder, 51, was arrested today by South Carolina Department of Revenue agents.

Over the course of eight years, Calder, owner of Hudson Metal Processing, withheld $99,417 in state taxes from employee paychecks but did not pay over the taxes to the state as required by law.

As the business owner, Calder is responsible for making South Carolina Withholding Tax payments for the business. Calder failed to submit payments over several periods between 2011 and 2018, including:

July - December 2011Tax years 2012 - 2015July - December 2016Tax year 2017January - June 2018

The defendant is being charged with eight counts of failing to pay Withholding Tax and is currently being held at the Florence County Detention Center pending a bond hearing. If convicted, Calder faces fines up to $10,000 and/or up to five years in prison per charge.

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