Bridgeport tax preparer pleads guilty to lying on clients’ returns

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A Bridgeport tax preparer pleaded guilty to falsifying client taxes, the Connecticut US Attorney's Office says.

Veronica Huitzil, 39, of Bridgeport, pleaded guilty Tuesday to preparing false tax returns for clients.

According to court documents and statements made in court, Huitzil, who operated a tax return preparation practice in Bridgeport, assisted in the preparation and filing of more than 3,700 federal tax returns for the 2014 through 2018 tax years.

Many of the filed tax returns claimed dependents who were not dependents, deducted thousands of dollars in business losses for fictitious businesses, and included inflated or fabricated medical expenses, charitable contributions and employee business expenses.

Huitzil agreed that losses suffered by the IRS as a result of her fraud totaled $898,665.

As a result of Huitzil’s fraudulent conduct, the Connecticut US Attorney's Office says many of her clients’ filed tax returns will need to be amended.

The amount of Huitzil’s restitution may be reduced as her clients resolve their own tax liability with the IRS.

Huitzil is scheduled to be sentenced on May 6.

 

 

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