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Former Enid Tax Preparer Pleads Guilty to Assisting in Filing a False Tax Return

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY – TIMOTHY ALONZO EVANS, of Gulfport, Mississippi, has pleaded guilty to a one-count information charging him with assisting in the preparation and presentation to the Internal Revenue Service of a false tax return, announced First Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert J. Troester.

According to federal charges filed on April 9, 2019, Evans assisted a taxpayer in submitting a Form 1040 Individual Tax Return that materially misstated the taxpayer’s alleged business losses for the 2014 tax year.

Evans pleaded guilty on May 29, 2019.  At the May 29 hearing, Evans admitted he operated a tax preparation business in Enid, Oklahoma, called House of Tax Smart and filed returns in 2014 and 2015 for the 2013 and 2014 tax years.  According to plea documents, Evans has agreed to pay restitution to the IRS of $82,227, plus statutory interest.

Sentencing, which will take place in approximately 90 days, will take into account the full scope of Evans’s tax fraud.  He faces a sentence of up to three years in prison and a fine of up to $100,000.

These charges are the result of an investigation by the Internal Revenue Service–Criminal Investigations.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney William E. Farrior.

Reference is made to court filings for further information.

Updated June 3, 2019