North Carolina tax return preparer sentenced to prison for tax fraud

 

Date: December 17, 2019

Contact: newsroom@ci.irs.gov

Garvey Imhotep was sentenced to 45 months in prison today for conspiring to defraud the United States.

According to court documents and statements made in court, from 2011 through 2014, Garvey Imhotep conspired with others to file false tax returns for clients of several tax return preparation businesses, including Tax Kings, Two Brothers Tax Service, and Taxes Done Right. Imhotep and his co-conspirators filed returns claiming false education expenses and other fraudulent items in order to increase clients’ tax refunds. To conceal his involvement and evade Internal Revenue Service (IRS) detection, Imhotep used tax preparer identification numbers that are assigned to other individuals. Imhotep’s conduct caused a tax loss of more than $1.5 million to the United States.

In addition to the prison term, Imhotep was ordered to serve three years of supervised release and to pay $2,144,888 in restitution to the IRS.