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New Orleans Tax Preparer Pleads Guilty To Failing to Declare More Than $695,000 in Income 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 today that QUINCY E. IRVIN, age 41 of New Orleans, Louisiana pled guilty on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 to a one count Bill of Information for making false statements on an income tax return in violation of  Title 26, United States Code, Section 7206.

In papers signed by the defendant and filed in open court, Irvin admitted to owning two tax preparation companies, Discount Tax Services and Quincy Irvin Tax Services.  Irvin admitted to failing to declare a total of $696,060 in income for the tax years 2012, 2013, and 2014.  The total tax loss to the government was $249,074 as a result of Irvin’s false statements.

IRVIN faces 3 years incarceration, a $250,000 fine, the cost of the investigation, as well as restitution to the IRS.  Sentencing is set for November 13, 2019.   

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 August 9, 2019