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JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SEEKS TO BAR DALLAS WOMAN FROM PREPARING TAX RETURNS FOR OTHERS

Tax Preparer Allegedly Claims Bogus Fuel Tax Credits for Customers


WASHINGTON. The United States has sued a Dallas woman who runs a tax preparation business, seeking to bar her from preparing tax returns for others, the Justice Department announced today. According to the government’s complaint, Grace Machoko, operates Fast Income Tax Services, which allegedly prepared federal income tax returns claiming fraudulent fuel tax credits.

The government’s complaint, filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, alleges that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has identified at least 45 federal tax returns Machoko prepared claiming a total of more than $200,000 in fraudulent fuel tax credits. The Justice Department obtained injunctions earlier this year against tax preparers in Miami and Dallas who allegedly claimed similar fraudulent fuel tax credits.

Since 2001, the Justice Department’s Tax Division has obtained more than 285 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, as is information about the Justice Department’s Tax Division.

Related Documents:

  United States v.
  Grace N. Machoko, etc.

Complaint for Permanent Injunction and Other Relief

(PDF document)


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