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Preparer Must Pay $1.1 Million

A Gary, Ind.-based tax preparer, who prevously went to prison for tax fruad, has been sentenced to 39 months in prison in a second case. Dorian L. Hall, 47, must also repay $1,053,549.95 in restitution to the Internal Revenue Service.

These he charges were brought after he being sent to prison in April 2016 on tax fraud charges. After learning he was under investigation by the IRS , Hall opened 15 new bank accounts to continue running the business, although he claimed to have ceased operation

Hall pleaded guilty to aiding and assisting in the preparation of a false tax return and filing a false tax return. He also failed to declare hundreds of thousands of dollars in income from preparing returns more than 300 fraudulent tax returns, including his own.

Court documents said while operating a tax business from 2014 through 2016, Hall fabricated income to maximize the Earned Income Tax Credit and provided false information to obtain a refundable education credit.

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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