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Tampa Bay Tax Preparers Jailed for Financial Misconduct Charges

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Tampa Bay Tax Preparers Convicted in Scheme to Defraud IRS.

Tax Preparers in Tampa Bay Sentenced for Wrongdoing. (PHOTO: nsj online)

Accordingt to Smart News, four tax preparers in Tampa Bay are in trouble for manipulating income tax returns. They falsely said their clients owned businesses to get more money. They also lied about clients qualifying for credits, leading to undeserved refunds.

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Prison Sentences for Tax Preparers’ Fraud

Ashley Flournoy got two years in federal prison for helping with tax fraud. Others from St. Petersburg, Jamica Nelms (three years), Capriesha Cummings (two and a half years), and Camille Harper (one year), also got sentenced for the same charges.

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IRS Warns About Dishonest Tax Preparers

Taxpayers should be careful when choosing tax preparers, especially with the upcoming tax season. Tara K. Reed from the IRS warns that dishonest preparers not only cheat the IRS but also steal from American taxpayers. The IRS is cracking down on fraud, sending a clear message that tax fraud comes with a heavy price.

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