The Tax Preparer Blotter – From the DOJ

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Salesman Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion 

Last month, a Hoover, Alabama, salesman and tax defier pleaded guilty Friday to tax evasion, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town for the Northern District of Alabama.

According to the release, this multi-year scheme started in 1993 when the salesman stopped filing returns, then proceeded to set up several Nevada corporations and moved large sums of money and precious metals to bank accounts in Switzerland, among other failures to disclose items. Read the details on justice.gov here.

Brooklyn Tax Preparer Sentenced to Prison for Preparing Fraudulent Returns 

The Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney GeneralGeneralRichard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and U.S. Attorney Richard P. Donoghue for the Eastern District of New York announced on March 6 that a Brooklyn, NY tax return preparer was sentenced to 15 months in prison for preparing false returns for himself and his clients.

In the announcement the Government stated that the preparer, Emerson Gamory, owner and operator of Emerson Gamory Income Tax Services, Inc. (Gamory Tax), caused a tax loss of more than $550,000 to the United States.  Gamory pleaded guilty of the aiding and assisting in the preparation of false tax returns and filing a false tax return for himself. Read the details on justice.gov here.

Former Virginia Tax Preparer Sentenced to Prison for Filing False Returns 

Is it worth 12 months and a day in prison to prepare false returns for your clients andyourself. The former preparer owned and operated JP Tax Services, LLC in Roanoke and was found guilty of preparing false returns for clients. According to the release Pierre (the preparer) fraudulently claimed residential energy credits, fuel tax credits and itemized deductions for his clients and the fuel tax credit for his own return in 2013.

In addition the jail time, he was sentenced to 1 year of supervised released and ordered to pay $25,495 in restitutions. Read the details on justice.gov here.

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