As the April 15 deadline for filing taxes approaches, a federal prosecutor and the head of the IRS Criminal Investigation’s Newark Field Office are reminding taxpayers to accurately and completely fill out their returns and make sure they file them on time, while pointing out that not all tax preparers are honest.
“Tax evasion is a felony, punishable by prison time and heavy fines and penalties,” U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman said in a statement. “It’s important for the public to take time to carefully prepare their returns and make sure they file them—or seek a filing extension—before the deadline.”
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