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Justice Department files complaint against tax preparer

CLINTON — The federal government has filed a complaint seeking to bar a Jackson-area tax preparer from preparing federal tax returns for others. The U.S. Department of Justice said that a civil injunction complaint was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi against Kavivah Branson, also known as Kavivah Bradley, and her business, Branson Tax ...

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Feds want tax preparers barred due to false tax returns

HOLLY SPRINGS — The federal government is asking a Mississippi judge to bar two tax preparers and their business from preparing tax returns for others. The government made the request in a 13-page document filed in U.S. District Court in Oxford. It seeks the prohibition against Hardaway Taxx in Holly Springs and two individuals, Eric Hardaway, also known as Eric ...

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Ex-tax preparer pleads guilty to federal fraud charges

COLUMBUS — Federal court records say a former tax preparer from Columbus has pleaded guilty in a fraud case. Cynthia H. Carter was indicted in March on 17 counts. A federal court had already barred Carter from preparing federal tax returns for others. She pleaded guilty in in U.S. District Court in Oxford to one count of making fraudulent claims. ...

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Government asks court to bar tax preparer

DURANT — The federal government has asked a Mississippi court to permanently bar a woman from preparing federal income tax returns for others. The U.S. Justice Department says in a news release that Danee Aikens prepared federal income tax returns under the name “Comprotax Service” from an office in Durant. The complaint alleges that Aikens prepared returns that overstated income, ...

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Feds wants tax company shut down for multi-state offenses

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Federal prosecutors are seeking to shut down a Memphis-based company on claims it prepared false tax returns in at least three states. The Department of Justice said it is suing Mo Money Taxes and requesting an injunction to stop it from serving as a federal tax preparer. Mo Money Taxes was criticized last year by customers who ...

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Ex-tax return preparer's federal court appeal fails

OXFORD — A federal appeals court panel has upheld the conviction of an Oxford tax return preparer for filing dozens of false returns. Thelbert Lamont Lesure was sentenced to three years in prison in 2012 for filing false tax returns. Lesure was indicted on 21 counts. He pleaded guilty one count of knowingly preparing and transmitting a fraudulent tax return ...

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Treasurer pitches cost-savings of Free File tax service

JACKSON — State Treasurer Lynn Fitch yesterday joined state officials and industry leaders to urge eligible Mississippians to use the Free File program to prepare and file their taxes for free. Mississippi is one of 22 states plus the District of Columbia that sponsors a state Free File program. “Because Free File helps taxpayers file electronically for free, the state ...

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Court bars tax preparer from work for fraudulent returns

COLUMBUS — A federal court has permanently barred Cynthia H. Carter of Columbus from preparing federal tax returns for others. Court documents show Carter consented to the order without admitting to the allegations against her. The order issuing the injunction was signed by U.S. District Judge Sharion Aycock. The government alleges Carter, who does business as Cynthia’s Tax Service, prepared ...

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Thompson wants hearing on activities of Mo Money Taxes

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Congressmen from Virginia and other states are calling for a congressional hearing into a tax preparation firm that has received numerous complaints when customers did not receive their tax returns. Virginia Congressmen Bobby Scott and Scott Rigell joined Reps. Steve Cohen of Tennessee and Bennie Thompson of Mississippi in writing to the chairman of the House Judiciary ...

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