The Justice Department has sued two Connecticut tax preparers, Deowraj Buddhu and his daughter Sunita Buddhu, to prevent them from preparing tax returns for others.

The father and daughter operated businesses under the names Paradise Consulting, Phoenix Consulting and Lotus Consulting, in Hartford and Wethersfield, Conn., according to the complaint. The government alleges that they prepared tax returns containing incorrect filing statuses and exemptions, and inflated deductions for customers for the 2003, 2004 and 2005 tax years.

The IRS informed Ms. Buddhu that she was under investigation by its Criminal Investigation Division, but she allegedly continued preparing returns containing false deductions and filed amended returns eliminating Schedule C business losses with corresponding amounts for employee business expenses on Schedule A.

Mr. Buddhu is currently incarcerated in the Willard Cybulski Correctional Institution in Enfield, Conn., after pleading guilty to 10 misdemeanor counts of larceny, forgery and conspiracy for selling fake documents to illegal immigrants.


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