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Federal Court Shuts Down Montgomery-Area Tax Prepaper

Alabama Preparer Allegedly Falsified Tax Returns at Cost of Millions to U.S. Treasury

December 24, 2013

Montgomery, Alabama - A federal court in Montgomery, Alabama, permanently barred Kenya Hendrix Adams from preparing tax returns for others, announced George L. Beck, Jr., U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Alabama. The permanent injunction order was signed by Judge Mark E. Fuller of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama.

The order also requires Adams to turn over to the United States copies of all returns or claims for refund that she prepared after January 1, 2008, and to notify each person for whom she prepared returns since that date. The order authorizes the United States to monitor Adams’ compliance with the terms of the order.

The government’s complaint alleged that Adams repeatedly prepared federal tax returns that understated her clients’ federal tax liabilities. According to the complaint, Adams did so by falsely claiming or inflating tax credits or fabricating deductions. The suit alleges that the harm to the United States Treasury as a result of her conduct could be in the millions of dollars.

“These fraudulent tax preparers create a horrible problem in this area,” stated U.S. Attorney George L. Beck, Jr. “What they are doing must be stopped and I applaud the IRS for taking the steps to shut them down.”

Claiming bogus tax refunds is one of the IRS’s Dirty Dozen Tax Scams. In the past decade, the Justice Department’s Tax Division has obtained injunctions against hundreds of tax fraud promoters and unscrupulous tax preparers. Information about these cases is available on the Justice Department website. For more information about choosing a tax return preparer, see the IRS website and the IRS YouTube Channel.


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