Justice Department Sues to Permanently Enjoin Florida Tax Return Preparer
Florida Tax Return Preparer Allegedly Fabricates Deductions and Credits to Fraudulently Reduce His Customers’ Tax Liabilities or Inflate Their Refunds
The Justice Department filed suit today asking the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida to permanently bar Osvaldo J. Diaz from preparing federal tax returns for others. The civil injunction suit alleges that Diaz prepares returns through Professional Accounting Services Inc. in Coral Gables, Fla.
According to the complaint, Diaz prepares tax returns that fabricate deductions and credits in an attempt to understate his customers’ tax liabilities or inflate his customers’ refunds. The government alleges that Diaz fabricates business and personal expenses and inflates real estate losses for his customers. The Internal Revenue Service has examined 250 returns prepared by Diaz and found that 93 percent resulted in deficiencies. As alleged in the complaint, the IRS projects that the tax loss from the returns prepared by Diaz could be tens of millions of dollars.
Over the past decade, the Justice Department’s Tax Division has obtained hundreds of injunctions to stop tax fraud promoters and dishonest tax return preparers. Information about these cases is available on the Justice Department’s website .