Her actions resulted in a $1.5 million tax loss.
An Alabama woman received 46 months in prison for aiding and assisting in the filing of false federal income tax returns.
Gladys Rosalynn McCauley, 43, of Lanett, Alabama, owned an income tax preparation business in Lanett called “Roz House of Tax” that she opened in 2014. McCauley’s business collected fees as a percentage of the tax refunds she claimed for her customers.
In order to inflate those refunds, McCauley knowingly placed false items in her customers’ income tax returns. For example, McCauley falsely claimed that customers were entitled to education tax credits and child tax credits. McCauley knew that they were not entitled to such credits.
In yet another example, she falsely claimed a client had more than $34,000 in business losses.
McCauley’s numerous false claims resulted in a tax loss to the IRS of more than $1.5 million.