Bozeman-area chiropractor to plead guilty to evading income taxes – The Bozeman Daily Chronicle

18November 2020

A location chiropractor and his other half are scheduled to plead guilty Thursday in federal court to charges that implicate them of trying to avert earnings taxes over several years.

Jonathan and April Wilhelm are each charged with attempted income tax evasion, according to court documents submitted in federal court in October. The married couple is set up to appear in Missoula federal court before Magistrate Judge Kathleen DeSoto.

The couple will enter guilty pleas to the charges and acknowledge they attempted to “evade or beat” their earnings tax, according to documents submitted in the case.


As part of a plea arrangement in the case, the Wilhelms will accept pay $147,234 in restitution. District attorneys will not advise that the Wilhelms be jailed. Sean Morrison and Brian Gallik, attorneys representing the Wilhelms, did not react to ask for talk about Wednesday.

An examination started after Jonathan Wilhelm stopped working to accurately report profits created by Pro Chiropractic and Pro Physio on tax return for 2013 to 2015, and 2017 and 2018, court files state. He owns the businesses and Big Sky Spinal Care Center, which have places in Bozeman and Belgrade.

The couple reported that their joint taxable income for 2015 was $77,388 which they owed $8,897 in taxes. Investigators discovered the couple's joint taxable income was actually $57,895 higher than the amount reported and that they owed an additional $16,480 in taxes for the year, court files say.

As part of an examination, authorities found that from 2013 to 2018, Jonathan Wilhelm transferred money from clients into his personal account instead of into a business account, court files say.

Investigators found that by omitting the profits from business records, he underreported the businesses' taxable worths for those years, court files state. Private investigators say that April Wilhelm knew that profits for the businesses was not being reported to the IRS.

Investigators found that from 2013 to 2015, and 2017 and 2018, the Wilhelms underreported business' taxable worth by $283,691. They likewise found that the Wilhelms cumulatively under documented income taxes by $74,486 throughout the very same period.

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