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From Texas to Arizona: Golden Heart Tax Services Faces Permanent Injunction over Fraudulent Activity

Legal action sought to stop Arizona tax business for committing fraud

From Texas to Arizona: Golden Heart Tax Services Faces Permanent Injunction over Fraudulent Activity

In Arizona, the Justice Department has filed a request for a permanent injunction against Golden Heart Tax Services and its tax preparers. The lawsuit alleges fraudulent activity by the defendants, who are accused of falsifying tax returns to increase customer refunds and profit from undisclosed preparation fees.

The defendants named in the injunction include Mayuen Ajak, Yier Deng, Bol Guot, Gabriel Kuot, and Golden Heart Tax Services LLC. The business currently operates in Arizona, Texas, Missouri, and Nebraska, with its founding taking place in Texas in 2018.

The complaint accuses the defendants of claiming false fuel, COVID-related, education, and earned income tax credits as well as fabricating business-related incomes. Many of their clients are immigrants who have little knowledge of US tax laws and are targeted by the defendants for their services.

The IRS estimates that approximately $10 million was lost due to the defendants’ alleged misconduct resulting in underreported income or unpaid taxes. To help taxpayers avoid unethical tax preparers, the IRS provides information on its website on how to select a reputable tax return preparer and offers a directory of approved providers.

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