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Kelly's owners charged with multiple tax related felonies

Kelly and Ricky Anderson were charged with multiple tax felonies by the Goodhue County Attorney's Office on August 29. A news release by the Minnesota Department of Revenue said Kelly Anderson owes $187,900 and the restaurant itself owes $183,800. File photo

The owners of Kelly's Tap House Bar and Grill were charged with multiple tax-related felonies by the Goodhue County Attorney's Office, according to a news release from the Minnesota Department of Revenue.

Kelly Jean Anderson was charged with 10 tax-related felonies and Ricky Duane Anderson was charged with eight tax-related felonies.

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According to the news release sent on Aug. 29, Kelly Anderson owes more than $187,900 in individual income tax, penalties and interest. The restaurant owes more than $183,800 in sales tax, penalties and interest.

Kelly Anderson appeared to be underreporting both the amount of income she received on her individual income tax returns and the amount of business sales on her monthly sales tax returns, according to the charges. The restaurant was not entering all of its sales into the point-of-sale system, but rather was accounting for them on handwritten sales sheets.

The report says Kelly Anderson has filed fraudulent individual income tax returns for three years and failed to file and pay income tax in 2015.

Ricky Anderson, who was in charge of the day-to-day operations at the bar, allegedly would make adjustments to his wife's income tax returns as they were being prepared by their accountant. Ricky Anderson also adjusted the total yearly sales for the restaurant that were included as part of Kelly Anderson's income.

Each tax-related felony charge carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

Ricky and Kelly Anderson have owned Kelly's Tap House Bar and Grill for 18 years.

Matthew Lambert

Matthew Lambert joined the Red Wing Republican Eagle in March 2018 covering school board, public safety, and writing features. Lambert previously wrote for the Pierce County Herald and River Falls Journal. He is a graduate of Winona State University with a Bachelor's degree in Mass Communication: Journalism. 

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