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August 26, 2016

Posted  August 26, 2016

A federal court in Charleston, South Carolina, has permanently barred two women from preparing federal tax returns for others, the Justice Department announced. According to a civil complaint filed by the United States, Latasha Failey and her sister Latoya Windham prepared federal income returns in North Charleston from 2009 to 2012. They continually and repeatedly prepared income tax returns that claimed false deductions or credits in order to understate their customers’ tax liabilities, the complaint alleged. The defendants falsely claimed education credits; child and dependent care credits; itemized deductions on Schedule A; and dependency exemptions, according to the complaint. In 2013, Failey and Windham each pleaded guilty to two counts of aiding and assisting in the preparation and presentation of a false income tax return and were sentenced to prison and probation, respectively, the complaint states. DOJ

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