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Wayne Dunich-Kolb, Montvale, N.J.A former Montvale, N.J., has been indicated on 29 new counts involving his former tax preparation business. Wayne Dunich-Kolb, 53, has been accused of falsifying client returns for tax years 2007 through 2016. Indictments also allege he reported only hundreds of dollars of income in tax years 2006 through 2008 while receiving six-figure earnings annually.

 

Dunich-Kolb was originally indicted on March 2014 with five counts of aiding and assisting in the filing of false federal income tax returns and four counts of subscribing to false tax returns and in December 2016 on five counts of aiding and assisting in the filing of false tax returns, 12 counts of mail fraud. These cover crimes allegedly committed while he was on pre-trial release.

In 2012, he had faced indictment on claims he stole $190,000 in stolen client business sales tax and state and federal withholding tax payments and was sentenced to four years in prison after a guilty plea. In addition, he agreed not to hold out as an accountant or paid tax preparer.

The latest round says he also stole refunds, which were mailed to a Las Vegas, Nev., mailing address, which were  then forwarded to his home. These were deposited in his own accounts.

Dunich-Kolb is accused of crimes involving income tax, partnership and corporation returns. The three rounds of charges say he fabricated and inflated K-1 losses and deductions for unreimbursed business expenses such as home office, vehicle mileage and fuel expenses. Dunich-Kolb also allegedly falsified expenses and cost basis of rental properties, including vehicle mileage and travel expenses for rentals located within or a short distance from the primary residence.

Dunich-Kolb is accused of dramatically under-reporting his personal federal income.  He reported federal income of  $400 for 2006, $526 for 2007, and $489 for 2008. However, the indictment alleges his gross income was  approximately $500,000 to $657,000 per year.

The aiding and assisting and subscribing counts each carry a maximum sentence of three years in prison and $250,000 in fines. The mail fraud counts have a maximum sentence of two years each and a fine of $250,000. The aggravated identity counts has two-year maximum sentences, which must be run consecutively to the underlying mail fraud accounts. For each felony offense alleged to have occurred during pretrial release, there is a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison to run consecutively with the underlying felony charge.

Bob Scott
Bob Scott has provided information to the tax and accounting community since 1991, first as technology editor of Accounting Today, and from 1997 through 2009 as editor of its sister publication, Accounting Technology. He is known throughout the industry for his depth of knowledge and for his high journalistic standards.  Scott has made frequent appearances as a speaker, moderator and panelist and events serving tax and accounting professionals. He  has a strong background in computer journalism as an editor with two former trade publications, Computer+Software News and MIS Week and spent several years with weekly and daily newspapers in Morris County New Jersey prior to that.  A graduate of Indiana University with a degree in journalism, Bob is a native of Madison, Ind
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