Saturday, April 04, 2015

Tax Preparer Gets Two Years For Filing Tax Return That Falsely Claimed Entitlement To 1st-Time Homebuyer Credit

From the Office of the U.S. Attorney (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma):
  • WILLIAM DAVID GREEN, a tax preparer from Yukon, Oklahoma, was sentenced to serve 24 months in federal prison for preparing a false tax return for a client, announced Sanford C. Coats, United States Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma. Green was also ordered to pay $171,362.00 in restitution and serve one year of supervised release upon his release from prison.

    Green was charged by information on August 14, 2014, with two separate counts. Count One alleged that Green prepared a false tax return for a taxpayer that falsely represented on Line 69 that the taxpayer was entitled to first-time homeowner credit in the amount of $7,266 when he knew the taxpayer was not because he did not purchase a home in 2008. Count Two charged Green with obstruction of the administration of Internal Revenue laws by preparing the 2010 tax return reflecting a balance of $5,046 due to the IRS from the taxpayer, collecting a check from the taxpayer payable to the IRS in that amount, depositing the check into his business account by altering the payee portion of the check and endorsing the check, failing to file the taxpayer’s tax return, and spending the money intended for the IRS for his own purposes.

    Green pled guilty to both counts on September 3, 2014. Green was sentenced to serve 24 months in federal prison, serve one year of supervised release upon his release from prison, and pay $171,362.00 in restitution. He was ordered to report to the Bureau of Prisons on May 4, 2015, to begin serving his sentence.

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