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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Alabama

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Birmingham Woman Charged With Tax Evasion And Preparing Fraudulent Tax Returns

Federal prosecutors have charged a Birmingham woman with tax evasion and aiding in the preparation of fraudulent tax returns announced U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance and Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation Special Agent in Charge Veronica Hyman-Pillot.

The U. S. Attorney’s Office charged EUNICE F. PLUMMER, 35, with three counts of tax evasion and eight counts of aiding in the preparation of fraudulent tax returns.  The government also filed a plea agreement with Plummer in which she agrees to plead guilty to the charges and to pay restitution of $104,098 to the IRS for taxes not paid on income earned in 2011 through 2013, plus an additional $67,206 to the IRS for aiding in the preparation of fraudulent tax returns.

 

Plummer is the owner of M&P Tax Services located in Birmingham, AL.  The information charges Plummer evaded income taxes for 2011, 2012, and 2013 by preparing and submitting personal tax returns in which she failed to report all the taxable income she earned from her business. According to the plea agreement, Plummer attempted to evade taxes by depositing the income received from M&P Tax Services into a bank account held in a relative’s name.  Plummer’s understatement of taxable income resulted in additional taxes of $104,098 owed to the IRS.

 

The information also charges Plummer prepared false returns for the clients of M&P Tax Services and requested significant refunds from IRS. Plummer added false deductions and expenses to her clients’ tax returns which resulted in a$67,206 tax loss to the government

 

The case was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service - Criminal Investigation and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Amanda Wick. 

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Topic(s): 
Tax
Updated February 4, 2016