Tax Preparer Fraud

April 5, 2019

Tax Preparer Gets 10-Year Prison Sentence After Filing Thousands of False Returns

As readers of our tax blog have seen highlighted time and time again, it is typical for sentencing judges to hand down serious penalties in criminal […]
March 21, 2019

IRS 2019 “Dirty Dozen” Fraud List Warns Against Tax Preparers Who Promise Big Refunds

In a recent blog post, we wrote about the IRS adding falsified income and fake Forms 1099 to its “Dirty Dozen” tax fraud list for 2019. […]
March 13, 2019

Arizona Immigration Rights Activist and Tax Preparer Sentenced in IRS Fraud Case

Elias Bermudez, 68, was both an outspoken immigrant rights activist and, as described by the U.S. Department of Justice in a recent press release, a “long-time” […]
March 10, 2018
Kansas Business Owner Ordered to Pay Nearly $400K to IRS After Filing False Tax Returns

Kansas Business Owner Ordered to Pay Nearly $400K to IRS After Filing False Tax Returns

Marcelino Almaraz, 60, of Holcomb, Kansas, former owner of a tax preparation business, pleaded guilty on Thursday, February 22, 2018 to filing a false income tax […]
July 26, 2017
Texas Tax Preparer Pleads Guilty to Fraudulently Preparing Tax Return

Texas Tax Preparer Pleads Guilty to Fraudulently Preparing Tax Return

According to a press release by the Department of Justice, Texas tax preparer Chester Swanson pleaded guilty to a single count of preparing a false U.S. […]