A federal court has barred a Jackson Hewitt franchise from preparing federal income tax returns claiming an improper federal income tax exemption for casino proceeds paid to Native Americans.

The owner of the Miami-area tax preparation franchise, Ahmad Labib Baltagi, along with two of his employees, were disciplined under the injunction, after the Justice Department filed a complaint in April. Labib Baltagi operates approximately 20 Jackson Hewitt offices and employs about 150 tax preparers in the Miami area.

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