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May 5, 2017

Posted  May 5, 2017

A Bronx, New York attorney, who ran a tax preparation business, was sentenced to serve 24 months in prison for filing thousands of fraudulent tax returns that claimed more than $6 million in bogus deductions, announced the Justice Department’s Tax Division. Doonan, 69, a New York licensed attorney since 1982, ran a tax preparation business in the Bronx using the firm name, “William Doonan, Esq.” Every year from 2010 through 2013, Doonan prepared and filed between 3,000 and 5,000 federal tax returns with the IRS for taxpayer-clients in exchange for a fee. Several thousand of these returns were fraudulent and reported bogus “consulting” businesses and business losses, while others claimed fake deductions based on false medical and dental expenses, state and local taxes, home mortgage interest, charitable donations and job expenses. In total, Doonan included more than $6 milion in fabricated and inflated items on his clients’ federal tax returns and caused a tax loss of more than $1.8 million. DOJ

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