Little Szechuan Owner Faces Felony Charges For Alleged Tax Withholding

Yean Ngan, the owner of State College restaurant Little Szechuan, faces 13 felony and 26 misdemeanor charges after allegedly withholding more than $600,000 in taxes dating back to 2017.

An investigative report by the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue claims the department mailed 25 Tax Assessment Notices to Little Szechuan, according to the affidavit of probable cause deposed by an investigator with the Pennsylvania Attorney General.

Ngan also was an owner of Tea-Time State College and Little College Food Court, which both closed in 2019. These businesses, combined with Little Szechuan, allegedly totaled more than $550,000 in sales tax liabilities and nearly $26,000 in employer withholding tax liabilities, according to the affidavit.

The investigation also revealed that Ngan allegedly did not pay more than $26,000 in personal Pennsylvania income tax after receiving more than $970,000 in income subject to such taxes. She is accused of not filing tax returns for 2020 and 2021.

Ngan previously pled guilty to seven charges of doing business without a sales tax license for citations filed in 2019.

Her 13 third-degree felony charges are for theft by failure to make the required disposition of funds received. Ngan also faces 10 first-degree misdemeanor counts for the same statute along with 16 additional misdemeanor charges.

Ngan was arraigned Monday and assigned an unsecured bail of $50,000, according to court documents. Her preliminary hearing is set for August 24.

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