A federal court in the Northern District of Mississippi has permanently enjoined a Senatobia, Mississippi, tax return preparer from preparing returns for others and from owning, operating, or franchising any tax return preparation business in the future.

According to the court’s order, Kathy R. Moton and K&M Tax Essentials LLC consented to entry of the injunction, which permits the United States to conduct full post-judgment discovery to monitor compliance. The terms of the order require that Moton and K&M Tax Essentials send notice of the injunction each person for whom they prepared federal tax returns, other tax forms, or claims for refund after Jan. 1, 2018, and to advertise the injunction on social media for one year. The civil complaint filed against defendants alleged that their fraudulent activities resulted in a loss to the Treasury of over $1 million.

Acting Assistant Attorney General David A. Hubbert of the Justice Department’s Tax…

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