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Tax preparation fraud generally involves the orchestrated preparation and filing of false income tax returns (in either paper or electronic form) by unscrupulous preparers. Examples include, but are not limited to:
The preparer’s clients may or may not have knowledge of the false expenses, deductions, exemptions and/or credits shown on their tax returns. This is why it is very important taxpayers review their returns carefully before signing anything!
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