Crime

Virginia return preparer pleads guilty to tax evasion

According to court documents, Willette Holland, owner of Richmond-based Tax Professionals, originally failed to file personal tax returns between 2010 and 2013

A Virginia tax return preparer faces a maximum of five years in prison after pleading guilty to tax evasion.

According to court documents, Willette Holland, owner of Richmond-based Tax Professionals, originally failed to file personal tax returns between 2010 and 2013.

When contacted by the IRS, Holland presented false returns that underreported her gross receipts and taxes due.

Moreover, 2014 saw the defendant aim to evade the year’s taxes by depositing income into a bank account held in the name of a nominee.

Following this, Holland once again failed to file tax returns in 2015 and 2016, resulting in the July 15 sentencing of a maximum of five years in prison.

The Virginia tax return preparer also faces a period of supervised release, restitution, and monetary penalties.

The US sentencing guidelines, among other statutory factors, will be considered by a federal district court judge to determine any sentence.

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