A federal court has permanently barred a Tacoma, Wash., woman from selling a tax scam, according to the Justice Department.

The court found that Sharon Kukhahn's "IMF Decoder" scheme falsely purported to "decode" Internal Revenue Service computer transcripts of customers' taxpayer accounts to show that the customers were not liable for paying federal income tax. Kukhahn operates several businesses with names such as IMF Decoder, Paralegal Research Advocates, and Advocates for Justice, Liberty and Freedom.

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