Monday, August 19, 2013

KCK tax preparer pleads guilty to filing false tax returns

U.S. Department of Justice

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – A tax preparer from Kansas City, Kan., has pleaded guilty to preparing false federal income tax returns for other people, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today.

Kelly N. Kittrell, 42, pleaded guilty to count two of an indictment charging her with preparing false income tax returns.

The indictment alleged Kittrell prepared false tax returns for 13 clients. Count two alleged that on April 6, 2009, she submitted a form 1040A for tax year 2008 in which she falsely stated that a client had received $13,859 in wages and paid $2,698 in taxes.

As a result of the falsely claimed wages and tax payments, the tax return prepared by Kittrell fraudulently demanded a refund of $9,226, to which her client was not entitled.

Sentencing is set for Feb. 10, 2014. She faces a penalty of not more than three years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. 

Grissom commended IRS - Criminal Investigation, Justice Department Tax Division Trial Attorney Matthew Kluge and Assistant U.S. Attorney Scott Rask for their work on the case.