Taxman Financial Services owner sentenced to three years in prison for aiding and abetting false tax filing | USAO EDLA

NEW ORLEANS – This was announced by US Attorney Duane A. Evans LEROI G.JACKSONage 50, New Orleans, was sentenced to three (3) years in prison by U.S. District Judge Susie Morgan for assisting and assisting in the filing of false federal tax returns, in violation of 18 USC § 7206(2). JACKSON had previously pleaded guilty to these charges arising out of his operation of The Taxman Financial Services LLC (“Taxman”), a company that prepared federal and state tax returns for clients and had offices in New Orleans and LaPlace, among other places.

According to court records, federal agents determined that JACKSON False income tax returns filed for numerous Taxman clients. For example, JACKSON would create false business losses or false educational loans without the knowledge of its customers. JACKSON had several employees obtain an IRS Electronic Filing Identification Number (EFIN) that allowed employees to file customer taxes. However, many of these employees never used their EFINs. Instead of this, JACKSON would use its employees’ EFINs to file false tax returns for clients. JACKSON benefited from charging customers a minimum of $500 per return, which would be deducted from the customer’s refund. tax years 2014 to 2016, JACKSON admitted that he caused the United States a $241,214.00 tax loss.

“Today, Mr. Jackson admitted to owning a tax preparation business that flagrantly flouted tax laws by preparing false tax returns and abusing his electronic filing privileges,” said Special Agent in Charge James E. Dorsey, Atlanta Field Office, IRS Criminal Investigation. “Dishonest tax preparers use a variety of methods to defraud the government, including falsifying information on tax returns in order to obtain larger refunds for their customers. The CID will continue to ensure that all tax practitioners, accountants and others involved in the tax legal profession uphold professional standards and obey the law.”

In addition to the three-year sentence, the judge sentenced Morgan JACKSON up to one year of supervised release. He is also required to pay the United States a refund totaling $241,214.00 and a mandatory $100 special audit fee. As part of his plea JACKSON agreed to a permanent injunction barring him from ever filing tax returns for other taxpayers.

US Attorney Evans commended the work of the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigations in handling this investigation. Assistant United States Attorneys Matthew R. Payne and K. Paige O’Hale carried out the prosecution.

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