Los Angeles Tax Attorney – We serve California taxpayers with IRS or California State tax problem, tax audit, tax levy, tax lien, offer in compromise residing in the following areas: Alhambra Beverly Hills Burbank Carson Cerritos Culver City Downey El Monte Gardena Glendale Lawndale Lomita Long Beach North Northridge Palmdale Pasadena Pomona Rancho Palos Verdes Redondo Beach Rolling Hills San Gabriel San Pedro Santa Clarita Santa Fe Springs Santa Monica Sherman Oaks Studio City Torrance Valencia Van Nuys West Covina West Hollywood West Los Angeles and Woodland Hills.
All taxpayers should be aware of tax preparers such as Hazel Harris who according to government complaint targets elderly customers who receive Social Security benefits and generates fraudulent income tax refunds on their behalf.
The Government and IRS Tax complaint states that Harris tells her clients she is an accountant who specializes in refunds for Social Security recipients. In order to increase business, she is alleged to have advised potential customers to contact current clients who have received refunds as a result of her fraudulent return preparation.
Harris reportedly generates improper tax refunds by reporting only half of her customers’ Social Security benefits as taxable income, and by fabricating amounts of taxes withheld. Additionally, she has prepared the clients’ returns for multiple years at one time, regardless of whether a return has already been filed for those years.
The government alleges that Harris has prepared more than eight-thousand federal income tax returns for others since 2001. According to Internal Revenue Service (IRS) estimates, she has claimed over $3.5 million in fraudulent refunds.