FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
TUESDAY, JULY 3, 2012
TDD (202) 514-1888
ALABAMA WOMAN PLEADS GUILTY TO TAX FRAUD
WASHINGTON – Wanda Davis pleaded guilty in the Middle District of Alabama today to one count of filing a false tax return, the Justice Department and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced.
According to court documents, from 2007 to 2011, Davis prepared false tax returns for clients while working at Davis Fast Tax and Davis Tax Service in Montgomery, Ala. Davis included false and inflated deductions as well as fictitious businesses on her clients’ tax returns resulting in inflated refunds to which the client was not entitled. By her actions, Davis sought over $200,000 in false tax refunds.
Sentencing has not yet been scheduled. Davis faces a maximum potential sentence of three years in prison, up to three years of supervised release, mandatory restitution and a fine of up to $250,000 or twice the loss caused by her offenses.
This case was investigated by special agents of IRS – Criminal Investigation. Trial Attorneys Michael Boteler and Jason Poole of the Justice Department’s Tax Division are prosecuting the case with the assistance of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Middle District of Alabama.
Additional information about the Tax Division and its enforcement efforts may be found at www.justice.gov/tax.