Ross business owner claims school district can't constitutionally collect business tax
By The Tribune-Review
Published: Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, 1:36 p.m.
The owner of a Ross business claims in a case moved to federal court Tuesday that the business privilege tax is somehow unconstitutional when applied to him.
The North Hills School District filed a criminal complaint in magistrate court claiming that Roman S. Tymiak, owner of North Hills Computer Associates, has refused to file a tax return. Tymiak filed a notice removing the case to federal court, claiming that the district's attempt to get him to file a return violates his constitutional rights.
He's also asking a federal judge to overturn his disbarment in the early 1980s by the Minnesota Supreme Court and the 1983 suspension of his law license by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
Tymiak, who is representing himself, couldn't be reached for comment.
David Hall, business manager for the school district, said Tymiak could file an appeal with the district if he believes he's not subject to the tax. Hall, who is the hearing officer on appeals, said Tymiak so far hasn't filed such an appeal.
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