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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Kansas Return Preparer Sentenced to Prison for Preparing Fraudulent Tax Returns

A Kansas City, Kansas return preparer was sentenced to serve 27 months in prison today, announced Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General Stuart M. Goldberg of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and U.S. Attorney Thomas Beall for the District of Kansas.


According to documents filed with the court, Antoine Dorsey owned and operated Day-1 Tax Service, a tax preparation business in Kansas City. From 2009 through 2012, Dorsey reported fictitious business income on his clients’ returns to qualify them for the earned income tax credit, and claim refunds to which they were not entitled. Dorsey caused a tax loss to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) of approximately $74,487.


In addition to the prison term imposed, Dorsey was ordered to serve one year of supervised release and to pay restitution in the amount of $88,467 including $74,487 to the IRS. On April 6, 2016, Dorsey pleaded guilty to aiding and assisting in the preparation of a fraudulent tax return.


Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General Goldberg and U.S. Attorney Beall commended special agents of IRS-Criminal Investigation, who conducted the investigation, and Assistant U.S. Attorney Scott C. Rask and Trial Attorney John T. Mulcahy of the Tax Division, who are prosecuting the case.


Additional information about the Tax Division and its enforcement efforts may be found on the division’s website.

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Updated February 22, 2017