Tax season officially began on January 28, 2019 and as it starts to catch pace, the United States Department of Justice warned all taxpayers to take care of unscrupulous tax return preparers.
The Department of Justice is behind them
The Department of Justice emphasized on those who boast of obtaining exorbitant tax refunds, or those who simply do it using dishonest practices that undermine the public treasury.
“Fraudulent tax return preparers harm taxpayers, legitimate businesses, and the American public,” said Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman.
In adition, Zuckerman said that: “The Justice Department is committed to working with our partners at the Internal Revenue Service to protect the law-abiding American public and the treasury by stopping this fraud.”
What is the Tax Division of the Department of Justice?
The Tax Division is just one of the ramifications of the Department of Justice, its mission is to “to enforce the nation’s tax laws fully, fairly, and consistently, through both criminal and civil litigation, in order to promote voluntary compliance with the tax laws, maintain public confidence in the integrity of the tax system, and promote the sound development of the law. ”
To carry out its mission, the Tax Division has a staff with more than 350 lawyers. Among its attributions are helping to initiate civil and criminal actions against the preparers of dishonest tax returns.
You are the responsible of your tax returns
Although the Department of Justice works tirelessly to end with unscrupulous tax preparers, you are the one responsible for what is reported on your tax return. When you sign the form, you confirm the information contained therein is “true”.
Have you bothered to read the 1040 form before signing it? In it we can find the following:
Under penalties of perjury, I declare that i have examined this return and accompanying schedules and statements, and to the best of my knowledge and belief, they are true, correct, and complete. Declaration of preparer (other than taxpayer) is based on all information of which preparer has any knowledge.
Therefore, never, under any circumstances, sign a blank statement or that you have not reviewed!
In case the IRS determines that your statement contains false or fraudulent information, as a general rule you will have to pay the undeclared tax, as well as fines and late interest. In more serious cases, you could even be criminally prosecuted.
Search for experts tax preparers and don’t get fooled by false promises
When looking for someone to make your taxes, either because you do not have time or you are not up to date with the latest tax law changes, look for reliable, trained, experienced professionals, and do not get carried away by misleading advertising.
For more than 25 years, at Global Tax we have been responsible for tax preparation and accounting for individuals, as well as helping countless companies to make their statements and manage their finances.
For this, we study all the requirements of our clients and evaluate their financial situation, looking for the best solution. In addition, as we are up to date with the latest changes in tax legislation, you will not have to worry about anything.
On top of that, we offer professional, reliable and high-level legal assistance. Since we are up to date with the latest changes in tax legislation, you will not have to worry about anything. In addition, we offer professional, reliable and high level legal assistance.
For all this and more, we are your best choice in taxes of the Washington Metropolitan Area.