A federal jury in Miami convicted four men for helping carry out a $160 million tax fraud scheme. The defendants, two of whom are from South Florida, could face lengthy prison sentences for preparing falsified tax returns on behalf of their clients.
Tax preparers often have a variety of skills and knowledge regarding tax matters. A tax preparer can face severe consequences if he or she is accused of using these skills and this knowledge to commit tax crimes such as tax evasion or tax fraud. For example, a tax preparer can receive a harsh criminal sentence, such as a long jail term, if he or she is convicted of committing such crimes.
Tax preparers can face serious consequences if they are accused of defrauding clients or committing tax fraud in connection to the tax returns they prepare for clients. Being convicted of charges related to these kinds of fraud can result in a person facing severe criminal penalties, such as a jail sentence.