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N.R. vs. State Of Colorado Department Of Revenue

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Extortionate taxation and billing tactics

N. R. vs. Colorado Department Of Revenue
P.O. Box 17087, Denver, Colorado, 80217-0087, United States
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    • Claim #: 2883489
    • Amount Involved: 1,423,369.86
    • Filed On: Dec 18, 2020
    • Posted On: Dec 29, 2020
    • Complaint(s):
      • Customer service runarounds
      • "This feels like a scam to me."
      • Failure to disclose facts
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Statement of Claim
Claimant says:
"Because of the actions of the tax agent Jamie Nicolelli in my store in 2019, I am now blacklisted from renaissance festivals. She has ruined my livelihood. On that Sunday a Colorado tax agent entered my booth during business hours and waved an open document with my tax information on it,, with some incorrect tax-due, for everyone to see.. I do not owe tax to them.. its identity theft, slander and libel,, not to mention extortionate tax practices,, demanding I go into the office the next day to pay more.. when I told the show owner, Jim Paradise, he broke 2 contracts stole, stole my 2 fair booths and sold them to someone else . 4 years ago... nothing....I used to run a small business in the state of Colorado and have paid taxes for maybe 20 years, till they got a new agent who marched into my booth last year at Colorado renaissance festival handed my counter girl a bill for over a thousand dollars and said I was tax delinquent and said we needed to pay it in person on Monday or we would be penalized. I was not delinquent, I may have paid the bill for the last year, 2018, on the wrong month, but my business is there only 2months of the year, so i mail it in on January 20 of the following year. But they would not register my payment despite half a dozen letters with copies proving I paid.

The owner of the ren fair "CRF" Jim Paradise proceded to take her word for it and revoke my contract for the next year, 2019, both Coloradoand Pittsburghfairs.. This is slander and libel, I cant tell you how upsetting this. I told him I did not owe tax to Colorado, so then he revoked my contract for the next fair we do, Pennsylvania Renaissance festival which Jim Paradise is also the owner. (I have filed a PeopleClaim for that issue already).

So on the word of one zealous tax agent, I lost 2 ren faires, 16 weekends of sales, my only source of income for the last 30 years, during which I have paid taxes to 20 different states, everyander, extortion and harrassment, and for the federal crime of doing this illegal harrassment through the US postal service.

Warner Ehrhard won a settlement for just such a case against the IRS for them sending him a bill for taxes he did not owe: he won a quarter million dollars. Not that it's wonderful, but extorting tax payers is a heinous crime, perpetuated because small businesses, esp those owned by women of color, dont have the resources to protect themselves from such abuse, so we quit.

It's a crime against not only small businesses but against American itself, the backbone of which all creativity and thriving busisses begin, American small business persons..
And now my store manager of 10 years doesn't trust me bcz she thinks im a delinquent tax payer because of that letter she was handed and read.
Jim Paradise said,, lots of people have tried to sue me,, no one has ever won..
I'm a 62 yo cancer and forest fire survivor. 4 years ago I was debt free with savings. Now it's gone and I'm in debt from 4 years of struggle with depression from this violation of my rights, destruction of my business and peoples trust."
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  • 07-14-2019 — Agent assaulted verbally and with a tax bill at my Colorado ren fest booth
  • 07-16-2019 — I complained to festival owner by email
  • 07-16-2019 — Festival answered email asserting I must be tax delinquent payer
  • 07-16-2019 — I wrote email to Jamie Nicolelli asking where she got her numbers from
  • 07-17-2019 — She said it was not a bill and didn't indicate actual figures
  • 07-31-2019 — I emailed Colorado attorney General about this issue
  • 08-07-2019 — Ralph Carr center answered, told me to get a lawyer.
  • 10-18-2019 — I cited registered letter from CRF that I'm no longer in the festival
  • 11-21-2019 — Another one from Pittsburgh festival saying I was no longer welcome there either
  • 11-21-2019 — Hereabouts filed with people claim
What Claimant Wants Hide
1. Compensation: 16 weeks per year of my craft fairs Dec 31, 2031 $250,000.00
2. Damages: My good name, loss of sales Dec 31, 2031 $150,000.00
3. Recovery of Losses: Next 10 years of sales lost plus 2 booths Dec 31, 2031 $500,000.00
4. Grief and personal annoyance and hardship Dec 31, 2031 $250,000.00
5. Pay me interest $273,369.86
Cash total : $1,423,369.86
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There has been no response to this claim from Colorado Department Of Revenue. This claim will remain posted until resolved
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  • Contributed Solution: by J Petaluma On 02-03-2021
    Mark Ferrandino now heads up the Colorado Department of Revenue and needs to investigate this reported egregious breach of taxpayer's privacy More...
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  • Contributed Solution: by Sophie Blythe On 01-13-2021
    Did the Renaissance Fair collect sales tax or did you? More...
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  • Contributed Solution: by George Maxwell On 01-13-2021
    Economic and reputational harm caused by over-zealous revenue agents breaching Colorado's privacy laws is actionable, if events are as the claimant describes More...
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