FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2003
TDD (202) 514-1888
JUSTICE DEPARTMENT FILES SUIT TO STOP ILLEGAL TAX SCHEME
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Justice Department today announced that it has filed a suit in federal court to stop Daniel Fisher, Brenda Meyers-Fisher and their businesses - EOTL Systems, Inc. and Tax Dynamix - from promoting an alleged tax-evasion scheme that purports to eliminate the federal tax liabilities of wealthy married couples. The court filing also seeks to prevent the defendants and their businesses from preparing federal tax returns for customers.
According to the complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, the defendants illegally advised their customers to conceal income and assets from the Internal Revenue Service in sham partnerships, claim improper tax deductions, and stop paying federal employment taxes. The suit also alleges that the defendants and their associates have prepared hundreds of fraudulent tax returns, and have been responsible for more than $5 million in tax evasion.
“The Justice Department is committed to stopping fraudulent tax schemes and scams,” said Eileen J. O’Connor, Assistant Attorney General for the Justice Department’s Tax Division. “People should not be fooled by promoters who promise to eliminate their federal income tax liabilities by helping them deceive the IRS.”
The suit is part of the Justice Department’s continuing nationwide effort to combat promoters of illegal tax schemes and scams. A federal court in Tennessee recently enjoined Thomas Edward Settles, another promoter of an abusive tax scheme involving sham partnerships. Information on that case can be found at: