In 2017 and 2019 evidence was hidden from the IRS and two fires were intentionally set at Rush Tax Service locations.

The fires destroyed all records and computers.

Andrivia Wells, owner of Rush Tax Service, claimed more than 3 million dollars in refunds between the years 2013 and 2017.  At this time, Rush Tax Service was receiving over 1.2 million dollars in fees from their clients.  These fees were coming straight from the clients’ tax refunds and these clients had no idea how much they were being charged.

Wells prepared income tax returns for clients that claimed false filing statuses, false American Opportunity and education credits, and false fuel tax credits, among others, in order to inflate refunds.  For years 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017, Wells falsified her own returns by not reporting the correct fees she earned from the business. In 2018 she did not file a tax return with the IRS.

Wells pleaded guilty to aiding and assisting in the filing of false tax returns and filing a false tax return.  She was ordered to pay 3,373,595 dollars in restitution and sentenced to 70 months in prison.

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