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October 12, 2016

Posted  October 12, 2016

Tax R Us, a Detroit-area tax return preparation business, unlawfully understates its customers’ income tax liabilities and overstates refunds by making deliberate misstatements on the returns, according to a new civil lawsuit filed by the Justice Department. The suit, filed in federal court in Detroit, asks the court to permanently bar Tax R Us, Vannak Long, Rosalind Warnock, Jasmine Jackson and Mary Jackson from preparing tax returns for others. The suit also asks the court to order each of them to turn over a list of all of the tax returns they have prepared. According to the complaint, Long, the owner of Tax R Us, frequently understated his customers’ gross receipts and overstated their business deductions to minimize their income subject to tax. The complaint also alleges that Warnock, a past Tax R Us preparer, and current Tax R Us preparers Jasmine Jackson and Mary Jackson prepared returns that fabricate self-employment businesses and business losses to offset their customers’ taxable income from other sources and to increase their customers’ Earned Income Tax Credit. In addition to this improper conduct, Warnock, Jasmine Jackson and Mary Jackson claimed education credits the customers are not entitled to receive, according to the complaint. DOJ

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