James Edward Maule, MauledAgain (February 3, 2021): Preparers Preparing Fraudulent Returns Need Prepare Not Only for Fines and Prison But Also Injunctions

James Edward Maule’s MauledAgain tax blog entry focuses on the problems of integrity underlying the ongoing fraudulent tax return preparation issues. His article, “Preparers Preparing Fraudulent Returns Need Prepare Not Only for Fines and Prison But Also Injunctions,” includes the following commentary:

These aren’t cases of carelessness, negligence, ignorance, or other problems caused by preparers who want to do what’s right but stumble. Those preparers can be helped to get better because they are trying and can benefit from additional tax preparation education. The preparers who engage in generating fraudulent returns know that what they are doing is wrong, but don’t care. Unfortunately, that attitude, not caring about doing what is wrong, isn’t limited to tax return preparers cranking out fraudulent returns. In that sense, the fraudulent tax return preparation problem is simply one facet of a much bigger issue, one that reaches far beyond taxation.

To see the full article, click: “Preparers Preparing Fraudulent Returns Need Prepare Not Only for Fines and Prison But Also Injunctions”.

Posted by Elise Kim, Managing Associate Editor, Wealth Strategies Journal.

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