News from the Justice Department’s Tax Division

Adis Smith, a tax return preparer formerly of Maryland, was sentenced to 27 months in prison for preparing false tax returns. Smith prepared and filed each client’s tax return as a “ghost preparer,” reporting it had been self-prepared by the client rather than by Smith. In addition to the term of imprisonment, Smith was ordered to serve one year of supervised release and ordered to pay more than $4.7 million in restitution to the United States. IRS Criminal Investigation investigated the case.