US goverment sues to shut down Mexia-based tax return preparers

POSTED: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 3:30pm
UPDATED: Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 11:40am

The United States has asked a federal court in Waco, Texas, to permanently bar several tax preparers individually and through the business Accounting System Services, doing business as A Kind Bookkeeping and Tax Service, from preparing federal tax returns for others, the Justice Department announced today.

The individually named defendants are Patricia Foley aka Sissy Foley, Amanda Smith, April Leann Morgan aka April Leann Ercanbrack, Cassandra Egbert and Joshua Stifle.

The complaint alleges that the defendants prepared income tax returns for their customers that contain false, improper or inflated business expense deductions on Schedule F (Profit or Loss from Farming) of their returns. As a result, the government contends the defendants’ customers have repeatedly reported and paid less tax than they actually owe. The complaint alleges that the tax harm caused by these understatements could be as much as $500,000.

Return-preparer fraud is one of the IRS' Dirty Dozen Tax Scams for 2014 . The IRS has some tips on their website for choosing a tax preparer. In the past decade, the Tax Division has obtained injunctions against hundreds of fraudulent tax preparers. Information about these cases is available on the Justice Department website . An alphabetical listing of persons enjoined from preparing returns and promoting tax schemes can be found on this page . If you believe that one of the enjoined persons or businesses may be violating an injunction, please contact the Tax Division with details.  

A search of A Kind Bookkeeping and Tax Service shows their physical address to be 1824 U.S. 84 in Mexia. 


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How many unknowing customers (victims) were defrauded themselves by these tax preparers? How many people paid these tax prepares for their expertise only to get audited because of A Kind Bookkeepings fraud? I didn't comit the fraud they did. I hired them to do my taxes so they were done right, not so I would defraud the government. Maybe we should file a class action lawsuit agains A Kind Bookkkeeping and the Federal Government...Just something to think about!


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