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New Orleans Tax Preparer Charged For Failing to Declare More Than $144,401 in Fees on Tax Return

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced the filing on Friday, June 3, 2019 of a one count bill of information charging QUINCY E. IRVIN, age 41 of New Orleans, Louisiana with one count of violating Title 26, United States Code, Section 7206, making false statements on an income tax return.

The bill of information charged IRVIN with failing to declare more than $144,401 in funds on his 2012 individual tax return 1040.  IRVIN was self-employed as a tax preparer with Discount Tax Service and Quincy Irvin Tax Service. IRVIN failed to declare the $144,401 in fees he charged to prepare other individual’s tax returns.

The maximum period of incarceration should IRVIN be convicted or plead guilty is 3 years incarceration, a $250,000 fine, the cost of the investigation, as well as restitution to the IRS. U.S. Attorney Strasser emphasized that a bill of information is simply an allegation.  Each element of the offense must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt to convict IRVIN.

U.S. Attorney Strasser praised the work of the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Division for their thorough investigation. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Carter K.D. Guice Jr.


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Updated June 3, 2019