Justice Department shuts down San Antonio tax preparation business
by AccountingWEB on
A federal court has barred Eddie Madrigal of San Antonio and his business, Madrigal Tax Express Inc., from preparing federal tax returns for others. The permanent injunction order, to which Madrigal consented, was entered by Chief Judge Fred Biery of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas.
The government complaint alleged that Madrigal and his firm prepared tax returns for their customers that claimed false and exaggerated business deductions, false earned income tax credits, and improper miscellaneous itemized deductions. According to the complaint, Madrigal and his business, which has three locations in San Antonio, prepared approximately 28,000 returns from 2005 to 2007. The government further alleged that Madrigal Tax Express prepared approximately 9,000 returns in 2007 and that, of the returns that were audited by the Internal Revenue Service for that year, more than 93 percent understated the customers’ tax liabilities.
You may like these other stories...
The IRS requires most freelancers and other self-employed individuals to use the cash method of accounting, under which income isn't counted until cash, a check, or an e-payment is received, and expenses aren't...
Ernst & Young 2013 audit deficiency rate 49%, regulators sayMichael Rapoport of the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday that the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) found deficiencies in 28 of the...
Some of your clients may get away to business conventions from time to time. It gives them a chance to rub shoulders with colleagues, catch up on the latest developments, and fine-tune their skills. And, when the meetings or...
Upcoming CPE Webinars
In this session we'll discuss the types of technologies and their uses in a small accounting firm office.
Transfer your knowledge and experience to prepare your team for the challenges and opportunities of an accounting career.
This webcast will include discussions of commonly-applicable Clarified Auditing Standards for audits of non-public, non-governmental entities.
In this jam-packed presentation Excel expert David Ringstrom, CPA will give you a crash-course in creating spreadsheet-based dashboards. A dashboard condenses large amounts of data into a compact space, yet enables the end user to easily drill down into details when warranted.