Is your tax preparer honest? You likely see indicators one way or the other.
If your tax preparer commits fraud that benefits you, that can create trouble for you.
Let’s see how this works in real life.
The government indicted, tried, and convicted tax preparer Gregory D. Goosby of 30 fraud violations where he willfully aided and assisted in the preparation of false and fraudulent income tax returns.
Vincent Allen engaged Goosby to prepare his tax returns before Goosby’s fraud conviction. Allen gave Goosby his W-2, 401(k) statement, mortgage interest statement, and property tax statements.
Goosby used those deductions but also added others, claiming false and fraudulent deductions for charitable contributions, meals and entertainment, and pager and computer expenses. ... Log in to view full article.