Tax Preparer Ripped Off $416M From Gov't, DOJ Says

Law360, New York (November 4, 2013, 6:41 PM EST) -- A Utah tax preparer cost the federal government $416 million by claiming improper deductions for his clients over the past five years, according to the U.S. Department of Justice's suit filed in Utah district court on Friday.

Sergio Fernando Sosa filed nearly 40,000 tax returns on behalf of individual and corporate customers since 2008, the complaint says. The Internal Revenue Service said it has audited 90 of those tax returns and found a tax deficiency or claim disallowance for all but two of the taxpayers involved. ...
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