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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Mississippi Federal Court Bars Tax Preparer from Preparing Tax Returns for Others

A federal court in Greenville, Mississippi, has permanently barred Nathaniel Kimble from preparing federal income tax returns for others, the Justice Department announced today. 

The civil injunction order, to which Kimble consented, was signed by Judge Debra M. Bowen of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi. 

According to the complaint, from 2010 through the present, Kimble prepared tax returns under the business name Kimble Tax Services in Greenville, Mississippi.  The complaint alleges that Kimble learned how to prepare tax returns by working with Alice Mobley.  Mobley, who was sentenced to serve 75 months in prison after pleading guilty to three charges related to her tax return practices in Alabama, admitted in her criminal case that she conspired with workers of Kimble Tax Services to file tax returns she knew were fraudulent.  In this regard, the complaint alleged that Kimble knowingly prepared federal income tax returns for customers that understated the customers’ tax liability and overstated refunds they claimed by inflating or fabricating earned income tax credits that his customers were not eligible to take.

Return preparer fraud is one of the IRS’s Dirty Dozen Tax Scams for 2014.  The IRS has some tips on their website for choosing a tax preparer.  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 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

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Updated May 18, 2016