Tax resolution attorney Lance Drury, founder of the Law Firm of Lance R. Drury, and best selling author of “Successonomics” shares a story about a tax prepared being indicted for fraud in 482 cases and says that the taxpayers may also be accused of perjury. St Genevieve, MO, May 19, 2015: Tax resolution attorney Lance Drury, founder of the Law Firm of Lance R. Drury, and best selling author of “Successonomics” posted a new article on the LANCE DRURY LAW website entitled “Take A Lesson From The #1 Tax Lady.” Drury begins, “I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. I am fully aware that most accountants, CPAs, and certified tax preparers are honest, hardworking people whose major objective is to get the best return or minimum tax payment for their clients.” He continues, “In pursuit of this goal, however, some tax preparers may overpromise and then cross the lines of legality in their desire to fulfill their promises. Then again, there are those who consciously decide to commit fraud and use their client information to file false returns, steal their client’s returns or otherwise participate in criminal activity.” As Drury shares, “One case came to light when the U.S. Department of Justice published a press release regarding a series of alleged tax crimes that occurred in Kalamazoo, Michigan by a tax preparer who billed herself as the #1 Tax Lady.” He goes on to add, “Currently this is an indictment only, so charges have been filed but not yet proven.” According to the press release, writes Drury, “Allegedly the #1 Tax Lady “provided false information to the IRS to ensure that her clients would receive large tax refunds.” It is recorded that she did this on 482 tax returns that resulted in deductions approaching $2 million. This could result in a prison sentence of 5 years for each of the 482 charges. ” “The point of sharing this story,” says Drury, “is in the spirit of helping innocent taxpayers avoid making the mistake of being fooled by those rare preparers who are willing to cross the line and make outrageous promises about huge returns or minimal tax payments.” As he elaborates, “That’s because those taxpayers who employ the services of the preparer who is being investigated or indicted are held responsible for reviewing the returns and agreeing to what is on the returns. If the taxpayers’ returns are scrutinized, and they will be when the preparer is being indicted for fraud, and it is decided that they owe taxes, they will be held liable for paying the back taxes as well as any and all penalties and interest due. The taxpayer could also be charged with perjury since signing a tax return means everything on it is true.” The entire article can be found at /take-a-lesson-from-the-1-tax-lady/ About Lance Drury Tax Attorney Lance Drury, founder of the Law Firm of Lance R. Drury, has been practicing law since 1984 and began representing individuals and businesses in disputes with the Internal Revenue Service in 2006. With offices located in Ste. Genevieve and Columbia, Missouri, Drury has positioned himself as a leading attorney in the state for IRS tax resolution issues. He is able to evaluate the unique situation of clients and provide them with honest answers and a specific plan to best resolve their tax problems About The Lance Drury Law Firm Since 2006, the Law Firm of Lance R. Drury has been representing individuals and businesses in disputes with the Internal Revenue Service and State of Missouri Tax Commission. With offices located in Ste. Genevieve and Columbia, Missouri, we’re proud to be your local choice for Missouri tax services.