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TheBayNet.com: More tax preparers flagged for possible fraud
April 13, 2018
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Comptroller Peter Franchot announced today that his office has stopped processing electronic tax returns from 20 more tax preparers at 20 locations in Maryland, Virginia and Georgia. The immediate suspensions were due to a high volume of questionable returns received. This adds to the list of 54 preparers previously flagged since the 2018 tax season began in January. The complete list of blocked preparers is available on the agency' website.
"Even as we approach the end of the 2018 tax season, protecting taxpayers from unscrupulous tax preparers and ensuring fraudulent refunds are not paid out is a year-round job for my dedicated staff," Comptroller Franchot said. "Our Questionable Return Detection Team monitors tax filings and searches for preparers who submit false returns in an attempt to fraudulently get money."
The businesses were sent written notice of the action after they were identified by the Comptroller's nationally recognized fraud unit using state-of-the-art technology that detects suspicious returns. The agency has a review process that provides an opportunity for blocked preparers to have their filing privileges restored.
The tax preparers and locations blocked from filing returns through this action are:
• M & E Tax Service, 216 Polk Drive, Glen Burnie, MD 21061 • B & G Accounting & Tax LLC, 16036 Elegant Court, Bowie, MD 20716 • Family Affairs Etc. LLC, 5273 Inverness Court, Douglasville, GA 30135 • Domaix Group Inc., 3271 Queenstown Drive, Suite 301, Mount Rainier, MD 20712 • Collins Financial Group, 1820 Noahs Ark Road, Suite 103, Jonesboro, GA 30236 • World Alliance Tax and Financial Services, 12102 Mackell Lane, Bowie, MD 20715 • 1040 Veronica Williams, 13 Emelia Woods Court, Baltimore, MD 21206 • Taree Fayson, 3006 Brodkin Ave., Fort Washington, MD 20744 • MK Tax Services and Investment LLC and Assurance Income Tax and Financial Services LLC, 1031 West Baltimore St., Baltimore, MD 21223 • Quick Tax Service, 14106 Lotus Lane, Centreville, VA 20120 • MPLawson Financial, 7502 South Arbory Lane, Laurel, MD 20707 • Million Tax and Accounting Firm, 7520 Maple Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912 • EPS Tax Solutions LLC, P.O. Box 2504, Baltimore, MD 21215 • Njinyi and Associates Business Solutions LLC, 9420 Annapolis Road, Suite 306, Lanham, MD 20706 • DPM Tax & Bookkeeping Services, 345 Ilchester Ave, Baltimore, MD 21218 • Beyond Basic Tax Solutions, 1924 Poole Road, Darlington, MD 21034 • Merit Tax Service, 4217 Kenwood Ave., Baltimore, MD 21206 • Lin Tax Service, 9610 Baltimore Ave., Laurel, MD 20723 • Infinite Business Services, 8675 Greenbelt Road, Apt. 102, Greenbelt, MD 20770 • Kimmy Tax Services, 1315 E North Ave., Baltimore, MD 21213
In 2016 and 2017, the Comptroller's Office blocked suspicious tax returns at 95 tax preparation businesses in 113 locations. Since taking office in 2007, the Comptroller's team has identified and blocked more than 88,000 fraudulent returns and intercepted and denied $190.2 million worth of fraudulent refunds.
If taxpayers suspect fraud, they are asked to immediately report the issue to the Comptroller's Office by calling 1-800-MD-TAXES (1-800-638-2937) or 410-260-7980 in Central Maryland or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.