If there’s a crime to commit, there always seems to be those willing to commit it.
Chiquita Tyler, a former Kansas City women, pleaded guilty to a tax fraud scheme and was sentenced to seven years in federal prison. She had received more than $450,000 in illegal tax refunds.
She was also ordered by the court to repay $340,000 in restitution. Tyler had admitted helping preparing fraudulent tax returns for about 70 people between 2010 and 2011. She was able to do so by using stolen identities or false information. Those stolen funds were deposited on a prepaid debit card mailed to her. She could face up to 20 years without parole as a result.
The preparation of fraudulent tax returns can sometimes be done without the taxpayer’s knowledge. However, taxpayers should be aware of IRS laws that require the taxpayer to pay any additional taxes, interest fees or penalties as a result of fraudulent disclosure.
Tax problems can them become a serious concern in these situations, and can result in a jail sentence. For those taxpayers, it’s always a smart practice for to hire a qualified tax attorney who understands and can interpret tax laws. Tax laws are simply too complex to navigate alone.
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