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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2007
TDD (202) 514-1888
FEDERAL COURT BARS NORTH CAROLINIAN MAN FROM PREPARING TAX RETURNS FOR OTHERS
Durham Man Claimed Bogus Fuel Tax Credits for Customers
WASHINGTON. – The Justice Department announced today that a federal judge in Durham, N.C. has permanently barred Anthony Green from preparing federal income tax returns for others. The court held that Green, who operates as TAS Services, engaged in fraudulent conduct by preparing fraudulent tax returns claiming the fuel tax credit. The IRS has identified more than $150,000 in fraudulent fuel tax credits claimed on returns TAS Services prepared.
The court found that Greens fraudulent federal tax return preparation was not limited to preparing returns with bogus fuel tax credits. The court held that he also falsely claimed head-of-household filing status, the Hope Credit, and schedule A and C deductions on customers returns.
The court order requires Green to mail a copy of the injunction to all persons for whom he has prepared a federal tax return or form since 2004 and to provide the government with a list of his customers names, addresses, e-mail addresses, phone numbers and Social Security numbers.
The Justice Department obtained injunctions earlier this year against tax preparers in Miami and Dallas who allegedly claimed similar fraudulent fuel tax credits. More information about these cases can be found at http://www.usdoj.gov/tax/txdv07254.htm and http://www.usdoj.gov/tax/txdv07487.htm.
Since 2001, the Justice Departments Tax Division has obtained more than 255 injunctions to stop the promotion of tax fraud schemes and the preparation of fraudulent returns. Information about these cases is available on the Justice Department website at http://www.usdoj.gov/tax/taxpress2007.htm. More information about the Justice Departments Tax Division can be found at http://www.usdoj.gov/tax.