UTICA, NY – Last minute tax filers were greeted at the Pitcher Street Post Office in Utica Monday by members of the New England Regional Council of Carpenters.
They used tax day as a means of alerting the general public to a problem plaguing the construction industry.
Officials say miss-classifying workers on the job site costs the public about $2 billion a year.
“Most people aren’t aware of the tax fraud that is really hurting the construction industry,” said NERCC council representative Bill Maxim.
“It’s really an underground economy.”
Maxim said the best way to combat the tax fraud affecting the construction industry, is if you see something, say something.