Carbondale tax preparer's Probation Revoked
Ronald E. Manis, 59, of Carbondale, Illinois, originally given probation for his offenses, was
sentenced in federal district court, on May 4, 2012, to three months in prison following the
revocation of his probation for the offenses of Failure to File Federal Income Tax Returns, the
United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today.
In addition to the period of incarceration, Manis was ordered to serve one year of supervised release.
A fine of $15,000 and restitution totaling $116,381.07, imposed at the original sentence, remain as
a condition of supervised release
Ronald E. Manis had been placed on probation in September of 2011. The Internal Revenue
Service had determined that he was unsuitable for the electronic filing program and denied his
application for an Electronic Filer’s Identification Number which allows a tax preparer to
electronically file returns as a paid preparer. Manis filed hundreds of returns in early 2012 using an
unauthorized electronic filer’s identification number after having been advised that he was expelled
from the I.R.S. e-file program.
The investigation was handled by the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigations.
The prosecution was handled by Assistant United States Attorney Norman Smith.