Accountant Must Hire a Monitor to Review Tax Returns He Prepares for Five Years
A federal court in East St. Louis, Illinois, permanently barred Ronald Manis, a certified public accountant, of Carbondale, Illinois, from engaging in certain conduct, the Justice Department announced today. This includes preparing or filing federal tax returns by improperly claiming deductions for commuting to and from work, unsubstantiated meals and entertainment expenses, or other non-deductible personal expenses.
The injunction order also bars Manis from misrepresenting his ability to practice before the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and requires Manis to hire, and pay for, a third party monitor to review a sample of tax returns prepared by Manis each year for five years. Manis agreed to the injunction without admitting the allegations in the complaint.
for choosing a tax preparer. In the past decade, the Tax Division has obtained injunctions against hundreds of fraudulent tax preparers. Information about these cases is available on the Justice Department
An alphabetical listing of persons enjoined from preparing returns and promoting tax schemes can be found on
. If you believe that one of the enjoined persons or businesses may be violating an injunction, please contact the