Saturday, February 09, 2008

Former IRS employee arrested for filing false returns


An affidavit filed in support of the criminal complaint alleges that Payless Tax Services filed 185 false returns with the IRS for the years 1999 through 2002, resulting in more than $609,000 in refunds.

The refunds included more than $136,000 in Earned Income Tax Credits and nearly $96,000 in HOPE Education Credits that were based on false claims filed in the tax returns, Moriarty said.