TAX PRO: I FILED FALSE RETURNS, HID INCOME
A Connecticut tax preparer pleaded guilty to preparing false federal income tax returns.
According to court records, Juan Silva, 37, of Stratford, Connecticut, ran Oficina Hispana, a multi-service business that included tax return preparation.
Between approximately 2011 and 2017, Silva falsified itemized deductions and unreimbursed employee business expenses on numerous returns that he prepared for clients. In addition, for the 2011, 2012 and 2013 tax years, Silva made substantial deposits of business receipts from his tax preparation business into his personal bank accounts and failed to report to the IRS a total of more than $306,000 in income.
Silva faces up to three years in prison and a fine of up to $300,000.