In Arizona, the Department of Justice has filed for a permanent injunction against an alleged fraudulent tax preparation company and its customers. The motion seeks to terminate Golden Heart IRS and prevent the defendants from owning or operating a tax preparation business and preparing tax returns. The lawsuit also requests that the defendants return preparation fees earned by allegedly preparing false or fraudulent tax returns.

The defendants named in the injunction are Maiuen Ayak, Iier Deng, Bol Guot, Gabriel Kuot and Golden Heart Tak Services LLC. Golden Heart Tak Services was founded in Texas in 2018 and currently operates in Arizona, Texas, Missouri, and Nebraska. The complaint accuses the defendants of falsifying tax returns to increase customer refunds and profits through high undisclosed preparation fees.

The defendants are accused of claiming fake fuel, COVID benefits, education credits, earned income, and fabricating business-related income. Many of their clients are immigrants to the United States with limited English proficiency and little knowledge of taxes. According to the IRS, around $10 million was lost due to underreported income or unpaid taxes as a result of the alleged misconduct by these defendants.

To help taxpayers avoid unscrupulous tax preparers, the Tax Administration provides information on choosing a reliable tax return preparer on its website. Additionally, the IRS offers a directory of legitimate taxpayers to assist taxpayers in finding reputable services. It is crucial for individuals to exercise caution and do their research when selecting a tax preparation service to avoid falling victim to fraudulent practices.

By Samantha Johnson

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