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Waking up from a trucker's dream

June 02, 2009

The IRS has won an injuction against the Humboldt preparer accused of inflating deductions for her trucking clients. From the DOJ press release:

The suit alleges that Lemmon claims improper deductions on customers’ returns for charitable contributions and employee business expenses. According to the complaint, the IRS has examined approximately 243 returns that Lemmon prepared and found that 224 of them understated the customer’s tax liability. The complaint alleges that the tax loss from Lemmon’s alleged misconduct between 2003 and 2008 could be as much as $17 million.

While it is only a "preliminary" injunction, it has to be a terrible blow to her practice, as it is unlikely that she would be able to get the injunction lifted in time for next tax season.

Link: Copy of injunction

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