Sep 7, 2012

Tax Preparers' Hall of Shame: Long Island Tax Preparer Sentenced

And the new inductee of the infamous Tax Preparers' Hall of Shame goes to...... New York's own Nellie Intriago

The owner of a Long Island tax preparation service was sentenced to serve one year and one day of imprisonment for preparing false federal tax returns for her clients.

Nellie Intriago operated Latin Insurance Brokerage, located Hempstead, N.Y. According to court documents and statements made in court, she aided and assisted in the preparation of false individual tax returns, typically claiming fictitious and inflated job expenses, charitable contributions and other expenses. These overstated “itemized” deductions and expenses resulted in falsely understated tax liabilities and inflated tax refund claims.

Intriago had earlier pleaded guilty and was sentenced to one count of a 10-count indictment, in which she acknowledged preparing a 2004 U.S. Federal Income Tax Return which falsely claimed a $6,182 refund that resulted from fraudulent Schedule A deductions.

Congrats to Nellie Intriago and thank you for giving good tax preparers a bad rep!!!

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