A federal judge here has permanently barred a tax preparer from preparing tax returns for others.

The court issued the injunction against Anthony Green, who operates TAS Services, after finding that he prepared fraudulent tax returns claiming the fuel tax credit. The IRS identified more than $150,000 in fraudulent fuel tax credits on the returns he prepared.

The court also held that Green falsely claimed head-of-household filing status, the Hope Credit, and Schedule A and C deductions on his clients' returns.

The judge ordered Green to mail a copy of the injunction to all of his clients dating back to 2004 and said he needed to provide the government with a list of his customers' contact information.

Earlier this year the Justice Department obtained injunctions against other tax preparers in Miami and Dallas who had similarly abused the fuel tax credit. The DOJ also sued another North Carolina preparer earlier this month over the same issue (see DOJ Sues Tax Preparer Who Overused Fuel Credits).

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