Sunday, April 24, 2011

Dennis Giroud and His Business, Refunds R Us, Allegedly Claimed More Than $20 Million in Fraudulent Tax Refunds


WASHINGTON - The United States has asked a federal court to bar Dennis Giroud of Victorville, Calif., from preparing federal tax returns for others, the Justice Department announced today. The civil injunction suit alleges that Giroud and his business, Refunds R Us, prepare fraudulent tax returns for their customers that claim large tax refunds based on a frivolous theory called “redemption” or “commercial redemption,” which has been rejected by numerous courts.

According to the government complaint, Giroud prepares tax returns that claim fraudulent refunds based on fabricated income tax withholding reported on false forms submitted with the returns. The complaint alleges that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) catches most of the frivolous refund requests before refunds are issued, but that Giroud’s scheme has caused the IRS to issue at least $1.2 million in erroneous refunds to his customers. Giroud has allegedly sought more than $19 million in fraudulent refunds for more than 100 customers using returns based on the frivolous “redemption” theory and has also allegedly requested more than $1.3 million in bogus refunds for himself.

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