The former owner of a popular tax law practice that was shut down under pressure from the California Attorney General has been hit with a $183,000 tax lien by the Internal Revenue Service.
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“Tax Lady” Roni Deutch had heavily advertised her services for helping taxpayers resolve their tax problems with the IRS. The firm earned about $25 million annually, and Deutch claimed it was the largest tax resolution firm of its kind in the country. However, the California Attorney General charged her last August with swindling thousands of her clients out of millions of dollars and filed a $34 million lawsuit against her (see California AG Sues ‘Tax Lady’ Roni Deutch for $34M).
A California judge froze her assets in April after the attorney general accused her of shredding millions of documents pertaining to the case. Deutch shut down the firm last month, claiming she was broke, and surrendered her legal license (see ‘Tax Lady’ Roni Deutch Closes Firm amid Allegations).
Last month, the IRS filed a tax lien against her for $183,000. She has also been accused by the attorney general of violating a court order by using a call center to route calls from her old offices to her brother’s tax resolution business and other tax resolution businesses owned by former employees, according to the Sacramento Bee.