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From The Stupid Preparer Files – A Man Pretending To Be a Former IRS Employee Claims To Have A Special Relationship With The IRS

By Stacie Clifford Kitts, CPA

Apparently, Gerard Mirabella of Spring Hill, Florida prepared returns for his clients claiming false deductions for medical expenses, charitable contributions, non-existent businesses and other items according to a recent Department of Justice news release.

But that’s not all.

Mr. Mirabella was much more creative than just making up fake deductions for his clients. Yes sir-ee. It appears that he was able to convince his clients to go along with his um, works of fiction, by claiming that he was a former IRS employee whose returns were “cleared” by the IRS.

That’s right, as a former employee he apparently claimed to have a special “in” with our friends the Internal Revenue Service. This imaginary special treatment alludes to a unique prescreening of his work by the IRS giving his clients a license to claim certain fraudulent deductions.

A complaint requesting a permanent injunction against Mr. Mirabella also states that he told at least one client that he [Mr. Mirabella] had worked extra hard on the client’s return and that in addition to his normal $3,000 fee, he would like to receive a “tip” for his services.

Wow-wee, that sure is original. I will give him that.

I certainly wasn’t shocked to find out that a Florida Judge has permanently barred Mr. Mirabella from preparing any more tax returns. Thank goodness.

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