Crime

Tax consultant barred from preparing forms by federal court

A federal court ordered Monday that a Macon man and his tax preparation firms are permanently barred from preparing federal tax returns, according to a news release from the U.S. Justice Department.

According to the release, the government alleged that Wayne Perry of Macon and his firms, Premiere Choice Inc. and Perry Tax Services, fraudulently claimed fuel tax credits for customers who were not entitled to them. The release said Perry claimed large credits by falsely reporting purchases of huge quantities of fuel, where the cost of gasoline was greater than the customers’ annual income.

The fuel tax credit is available only to taxpayers who operate farm equipment or off-highway business vehicles. Perry had prepared more than 6,300 federal tax returns since 2004, the government said.

Perry agreed to the injunction. Attempts to reach Perry for comment were unsuccessful.

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