AG Racine Announces Area Dentist Pleads Guilty To Failing To Pay DC Taxes

Dentist Will Pay $286,000 in Back Taxes, Penalties & Interest to Make the District Whole

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Today, Attorney General Karl A. Racine announced that a District resident and dentist failed to pay his District income taxes for four years and pled guilty to one count of Failure to Make a Return for tax year 2014. He will now pay nearly $286,000 in back taxes, penalties, and interest to make the District whole for all unpaid District income taxes over the four years.

Dr. Daniel Cave, a resident of the District of Columbia, operated a dental practice here, and while he paid federal income taxes, he failed to pay District taxes for four years. Dr. Cave was charged, by Criminal Information, with four counts of Failure to Make a Return (tax years 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017). He pled guilty to Count One of the Information, and the remaining counts were dismissed at sentencing. In exchange for this guilty plea and the dismissal of the other three counts, Dr. Cave will repay the District $285,895 in unpaid taxes, penalties, and interest for the four years identified above – repaying the District for all of the income taxes and interest he had not paid. Dr. Cave was sentenced to five years of probation, and during that time he is required to pay back his income taxes, penalties, and interest to the District. 

“We must all be responsible citizens who pay the taxes we owe to make sure our city can operate roads, bridges, public works, and social programs that enable residents to get the services and support they need on a daily basis,” said AG Racine. “No one is above the law, and we will hold those accountable who seek to skirt District laws for their own advantage.”

This guilty plea is the result of an investigation initiated by the DC Office of Tax and Revenue and the Office of the Attorney General.