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Roane County Resident Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion

Thursday, December 19, 2019 | 10:19am

HARRIMAN - The Special Investigations Section of the Tennessee Department of Revenue conducted the investigation that led to Travis Lynn Lively pleading guilty to tax evasion.

Judge Jeffrey Wicks accepted Lively’s guilty plea to one count of sales tax evasion last week.  Judge Wicks placed Lively on one year probation and ordered him to pay $5,321.05 in restitution.

Lively provided false information when he registered a truck at the Roane County Clerk’s Office.

“The Department of Revenue promotes voluntary taxpayer compliance by educating taxpayers, aggressively pursuing criminal sanctions and demanding accountability when taxpayers engage in fraudulent activity," Revenue Commissioner David Gerregano said.

The Department is pursuing this criminal case in cooperation with District Attorney Russell Johnson’s office. Citizens who suspect violations of Tennessee's revenue laws should call the toll-free tax fraud hot line at (800) FRAUDTX (372-8389).

The Department of Revenue is responsible for the administration of state tax laws and motor vehicle title and registration laws, as well as the collection of taxes and fees associated with those laws. The Department collects about 87 percent of total state revenue. During the 2019 fiscal year, it collected $15.3 billion in state taxes and fees and more than $3 billion in taxes and fees for local governments. To learn more about the Department, visit