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$41,000 Gas Claim Lands Tax Preparer in Court

Posted Apr 26, 2007 2:10 PM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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The U.S. Justice Department claims a Dallas man took $900,000 in fraudulent tax credits on returns he prepared for others since 2006, according to the Dallas Morning News.

A DOJ complaint alleges Farai Mushaninga claimed one woman bought more than 19,000 gallons of gasoline for business reasons, which would have cost $41,000 or nearly 110 times her total income.

The newspaper was unable to reach the tax preparer for comment.

The U.S. Justice Department is taking aim at tax fraud schemes. Since 2001, it has obtained more than 235 injunctions to stop the promotion of such schemes and the preparation of fraudulent returns, according to a Justice Department press release.


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