Justice Department Seeks to Shut Down Alabama Tax Preparer
Preparer Allegedly Falsifies Tax Returns at Cost of Millions to U.S. Treasury
The United States has asked a federal court in Montgomery, Ala., to bar Kenya Hendrix Adams from preparing tax returns for others, the Justice Department announced today. According to the government complaint, Adams has repeatedly prepared federal tax returns that understate her clients’ federal tax liabilities. The suit alleges that Adams did so by falsely claiming or inflating tax credits or fabricating deductions.
The suit alleges that the IRS has completed examinations of 315 returns prepared by Adams and that 88 percent of those returns understated the filing taxpayer’s liability. Because Adams prepared almost 2,000 returns over a five year period between 2007 and 2012, the suit alleges that the harm to the U.S. Treasury as a result of her conduct could be in the millions of dollars.
Claiming bogus tax refunds is one of the Internal Revenue Service’s “Dirty Dozen” tax scams . The Justice Department has obtained injunctions against hundreds of tax-return preparers and tax-fraud promoters in the past decade. Information about these cases is available on the Justice Department website .