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Tax Pro Indicted for Return Fraud

Awilda Rosario A tax preparer from Brooklyn, N.Y., has been indicted for allegedly preparing six years of fraudulent tax returns. The Department of Justice claims the preparer, Awilda Rosario, used a variety of techniques designed to boost refunds for her clients.

Rosario, who operated Edujas Multiservices Corporation, was indicated on 30 counts for allegedly preparing false income tax returns. If convicted, she faces a maximum of three years in prison and a fine of $250,000 for each count. Her company offers a variety of services including airline tickets and notary services and she is a licensed real estate agent

The indictment alleges that Rosario prepared inflated returns for at least tax years 2008 and 2013. That included claiming bogus business losses and inflated or fictitious deductions. She is also accused of claiming education and fuel tax credits that her clients were not entitled to receive.

It is also alleged that after the Internal Revenue Service revoked the electronic filing number for Edujas Multiservices, Rosario used at least two other e-fie provider numbers, listing the name of a different preparer and firm to hide her role.

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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