ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WMAR) - Comptroller Peter Franchot announced on Friday that he is halting returns from 20 more tax preparers.
According to his office, the suspensions were due to a high volume of questionable tax returns received.
These 20 businesses are now added to the already 14 preparers that have been flagged since tax season began in January.
"My entire agency is on a mission to protect Marylanders and identify shady tax preparers who are trying to steal money from hardworking taxpayers," Comptroller Franchot said. "My Questionable Returns Detection Team is dedicated to putting an end to unscrupulous tax preparers who knowingly submit false tax returns for their own gain. I applaud my team's vigilance to safeguard taxpayers."
The following places have been blocked from filing returns:
• In & Out Tax Service, 1936 Hosea L Willams Drive SE, Atlanta, GA 30317
• Cash Bar Financial & Tax Services, 6475 New Hampshire Ave., Suite 350A, Hyattsville, MD 20873
• Kauffy Tax Services, 600 Washington Ave., Suite 100, Towson, MD 21204
• Tax Lady II Maryland, 65 E. Franklin St., Hagerstown, MD 21740
• Caspero Tax and Accounting Service, 1503 Laurel Wood Way, Frederick, MD 21701
• Great Lakes Global Enterprises, LLC, 15 Walden Willow Court, Gwynn Oak, MD 21207
• aurathecool accounting solutions, 8101 Sandy Springs Road, Suite 106, Laurel, MD 20707
• Gallaye Tax Services, 5690 Stafford Road, Charlotte, NC 28215
• GA Tax Professional, 8811 Utopia Place, Walkerville, MD 21793
• Chris & Nas Tax Services, 22 Montgomery Village Ave., Suite D, Gaithersburg, MD 20879
• Bey’s Tax Service, 3844 Augustine Place, Rex, GA 30273
• A Plus Advantage Prof, 9909 Goodluck Road, Suite T4, Lanham, MD 20706
• Yakob & Co. LLC (aka Yakob & Co. PLLC) 2001 Benning Road NE, Washington, DC 20002
• Magnolia Baez, 7411 Riggs Road, Suite 422, Hyattsville, MD 20783
• Santana Gordon Enterprises, LLC, 6071 Gwynn Oak Ave., Gwynn Oak, MD 21207
• Williams Tax Services, 1516 N Fulton Ave., Baltimore, MD 21217
• Samuel Tax Services LLC, 5459 Park Heights Ave., Baltimore, MD 21215
• MJC Tax, 239 Florida Ave., Salisbury, MD 21801
• Danish Tax Service, 1722 North Rolling Road, Windsor Mill, MD 21244
• Legette Tax Services, 8817 Belair Road, Nottingham, MD 21236
In 2016 and 2017, the Comptroller's Office blocked suspicious tax returns at 95 tax preparation businesses in 113 locations.