Someone must really love preparing tax returns if they violate an injunction prohibiting them from doing just that.
“A man who had been barred five years ago from preparing tax returns and representing clients before the IRS was convicted of violating the injunction by continuing to do so.”
Most people that prepare tax returns would love to be banned from preparing them. They could get on with their lives that way. This guy has the good fortune to be told not to do it and he keeps at those tax forms like he’s on some romantic, Don Quixote-esque quest.
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..Prosecutors claimed that Mattatall attempted to evade detection by not signing the returns as the paid preparer and by using an alias when representing customers…At the conclusion of the trial, the judge cautioned Mattatall to re-evaluate his positions on the tax laws, warning him that he faces the possibility of a very tragic turn in his life if he continues down his current path.
We’re no Freud but this seems borderline obsessive.
The judge obviously recognizing that this man was completely deranged offered the touching plea, “he faces the possibility of a very tragic turn in his life if he continues down his current path.” Sorta sounds like, “Seriously man. Find something else to do. Anything.”
Tax Preparer Convicted After Violating Injunction [Web CPA]