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October 5, 2016

Posted  October 5, 2016

A federal jury sitting in St. Louis, Missouri, found the local owner of a tax return preparation businesses guilty of two counts of tax evasion. According to the evidence at trial, Semere Tsehaye, 39, was the owner and operator of at least 20 Instant Tax Service (ITS) franchise locations operating in and around East St. Louis, Illinois; Kansas City, Kansas; and Kansas City and St. Louis, Missouri, from 2005 to 2011. ITS was a brand name of ITS Financial LLC, a nationwide tax preparation business headquartered in Dayton, Ohio. Tsehaye owned and operated his ITS franchise locations using two entities named A&S Tax Service LLC (A&S) and ERI Enterprises LLC (ERI). DOJ

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