The Justice Department announced today that a federal court has permanently barred Nina Thompson Price from preparing federal tax returns for others. The civil injunction order, to which Thompson Price consented, was signed Sept. 3, 2013, by Judge Nancy F. Atlas of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.
In the consent order, Thompson Price agreed that she, individually, and doing business as N.M. & T. Tax Service, prepared over 1,500 federal tax returns for customers during tax years 2009, 2010 and 2011 claiming false and exaggerated Schedule C business deductions and education credits, as well as other deductions to understate her clients’ tax liabilities and overstate their tax refunds. The complaint alleges the United States suffered a total harm exceeding $100,000.
The Internal Revenue Service lists tax-preparer fraud as one of the “Dirty Dozen” tax scams. In the last decade the Justice Department has obtained injunctions against hundreds of tax-return preparers and tax-fraud promoters. Information about these cases is available at www.justice.gov/tax/taxpress2013.htm.