Baton Rouge woman arrested for felony tax evasion

Published 9:21 am Wednesday, November 18, 2015

BATON ROUGE – A Baton Rouge woman is charged with felony tax evasion for failing to report hundreds of thousands of dollars in income.


Investigators say from 2010 through 2012, Tanya Tonette Rivers failed to file state income tax returns on more than $268,000 in earnings, and failed to pay an estimated $12,700 in taxes.


During the investigation, Rivers failed to respond to numerous attempts to contact her about her tax filing discrepancies.


Rivers is the 53rd person arrested under a joint anti-fraud initiative of the Louisiana Department of Revenue and the state Attorney General’s Office. She was booked Tuesday into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on state charges of Evasion of Tax and Failure to File.