Former Tax Return Preparer Pleads Guilty to Making False Statement on a Tax Return
For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Mississippi
Hattiesburg, Miss. – A former Laurel, Mississippi, tax return preparer pled guilty to knowingly making a false statement on an income tax return, announced U.S. Attorney Darren J. LaMarca and Special Agent in Charge James Dorsey of IRS Criminal Investigation, Atlanta Field Office.
Kakeia Latiece Williams, 38, pled guilty in U.S. District Court in Hattiesburg.
According to documents and information provided to the court, Williams owned and operated a tax return preparation business with activity in the Laurel and Stringer, Mississippi, area known as Massive Tax or Massive Tax Corporation. The business also had various other names that included KBG Enterprises or KBG Enterprises, LLC. Between at least 2014 and 2015, KBG Enterprises, doing business as Massive Tax, prepared and filed client tax returns.
Williams personally prepared client tax returns as well as her own personal tax returns. An Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Criminal Investigation review revealed that Williams knowingly and intentionally made false material statements in her own personal tax returns for 2014 and 2015, which were filed by Williams with the IRS under penalty of perjury. In her personal federal income tax returns, Williams willfully failed to report substantial income that she had earned as a tax return preparer for her business.
Williams will be sentenced on June 14, 2023 and faces a maximum sentence of three years in federal prison and a $250,000. Williams also could be ordered to pay restitution to the federal government for unpaid taxes. In her publicly filed plea agreement, Williams agreed to pay restitution to the IRS in the amount of $98,000. A federal district judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.
The case was investigated by IRS Criminal Investigation.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Stan Harris.
Updated March 9, 2023