Former Judge Allegedly Did Not Pay Withholding Taxes

Former Hawkins County Sessions Judge James "Jay" Taylor reportedly failed to pay federal income tax or Social Security withholdings for his secretary for a period of seven years, though he provided her with a W-2 each year indicating the money had been paid. The IRS previously filed liens on Taylor’s real estate holdings for unpaid federal income tax, unemployment tax and penalties dating back to 1999. It now confirms, according to the Times News, that it has opened an investigation of alleged failure to pay more than $25,000 in withholding for his employee.