Tickfaw tax preparer sentenced to one year and a day in prison for filing false IRS returns


Date: December 1, 2022

Contact: newsroom@ci.irs.gov

NEW ORLEANS — Cheryl L. Kinchen, of Tickfaw, Louisiana, was sentenced on November 29, 2022, to one year and a day after she pleaded guilty to two counts of filing false tax returns in her personal capacity by U.S. District Court Judge Greg G. Guidry announced U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans of the Eastern District of Louisiana.

According to court records, Kinchen, who is the owner/operator of Beyond Blessed Tax Services, prepared false tax returns in 2015 and 2017 for her own personal taxes, wherein she significantly underreported the gross income that she earned as a tax preparer for the alleged time periods.

In addition to incarceration, Kinchen was ordered to pay the IRS $167,496 in restitution, pay a mandatory $200 special assessment fee, and she was placed on one year of supervised release.

Attorney Evans commended the special agents of IRS-Criminal Investigation for their handling of the matter. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Edward J. Rivera.