Long Beach Tax Preparer Indicted for Filing 39 False Returns for Clients

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Preparer indicted for filing false tax returns.

Rathana Ung of Lim’s Taxes in Long Beach is charged with filing false tax returns for the years 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009.

A federal grand jury returned a superseding indictment charging Rathana Ung, former Director and Officer of Lim’s Income Tax, Inc and Lim’s Tax, Inc. in Long Beach, of aiding in the preparation of false federal income tax returns filed with the IRS (Internal Revenue Service) today.

Rathana Ung, 40, a resident of Coto De Caza in Orange County, was charged in a 39 count superseding indictment charging her with filing false federal income tax returns with the IRS (Internal Revenue Service).

According to the superseding indictment, Ung filed 39 false federal income tax returns, Forms 1040 with the IRS containing false deductions and false business losses.  It is alleged that Ung knew that taxpayers for whom the returns were filed were not entitled to claim such deductions.

“The tax filing deadline is right around the corner, commented N. Dawn Mertz, Acting Special Agent in Charge for IRS Criminal Investigation’s (CI) Los Angeles Field Office.  “Aiding in the preparation of filing false tax returns with the IRS is a federal crime.  It is imperative that the public know that IRS Criminal Investigation is unwavering in our pursuit of identifying, investigating and prosecuting those who file false tax returns.”

Ung is charged with filing false tax returns claiming false Schedule A and Form 2106 (Employee Business Expenses) deductions, false Form 8917 (Tuition and Fees Deduction) and False Schedule C (Profit or Loss from Business).  The false tax returns generated refunds for the years 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 for which the taxpayers were not entitled.

The investigation and prosecution of Rathana Ung is being conducted by IRS Criminal Investigation in conjunction with the United States Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California in Los Angeles.

An indictment contains allegations that a defendant has committed a crime.  Every defendant is presumed to be innocent until proven guilty in court.

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