A Cotati, California, man was sentenced to 33 months in federal prison Wednesday after pleading guilty in San Francisco federal court to tax fraud stretching from 2009 to 2015, court documents show. Stanley Charles, 33, began his prison term immediately after sentencing and was ordered to pay over $650,000 in restitution to the IRS and money to several victims of his scheme, the U.S. Attorney's Office said in a statement. He pleaded guilty in July to filing over 400 fraudulen
With the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the most sweeping tax reform legislation in more than 30 years now in effect, some taxpayers may choose to have a paid professional prepare their tax returns this year even if they’ve done it themselves in years past.
The IRS is reminding Americans to be careful when selecting a tax professional. Though most tax professionals provide honest, high-quality service, a minority of dishonest preparers operate each filing season perpetrating refund