Federal Court Bars Texas Return Preparer and Business from Preparing Tax Returns
A federal court in Dallas, Texas, permanently enjoined Jhane Broadway, individually and doing business as Jeprofessionalz (aka MaxTaxPros), from preparing federal income tax returns for others, the Justice Department announced today.
The order, issued by District Judge David C. Godbey, also requires Broadway to mail or email notice of the injunction order to all customers for whom she prepared a federal tax return or claim for refund for tax years 2015 through 2017.
The government alleged that Broadway unlawfully prepared federal income tax returns that understate the tax liabilities of her customers by claiming false, improper, or inflated deductions, including fabricated Schedule A itemized deductions and Schedule C business losses.
The court’s order also prohibits Broadway from having an ownership interest in or working for any entity that prepares tax returns or represents clients before the Internal Revenue Service. Broadway consented to the order.
Return preparer fraud is one of the IRS’s Dirty Dozen Tax Scams and taxpayers seeking a return preparer should remain vigilant. The IRS has information on its website for choosing a return preparer and has launched a free directory of federal tax preparers.
In the past decade, the Tax Division has obtained injunctions against hundreds of unscrupulous tax preparers. Information about these cases is available on the Justice Department’s website. An alphabetical listing of persons enjoined from preparing returns and promoting tax schemes can be found on this page. If you believe that one of the enjoined persons or businesses may be violating an injunction, please contact the Tax Division with details.