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Date: 10-13-2022

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United States of America v. Amanda Caldwell and Tax Time Solutions, LLC

Case Number: 1:22-cr-00317


Court: United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina (Guilford County)

Plaintiff's Attorney: United States Attorney’s Office

Defendant's Attorney:

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Description: Greensboro, North Carolina criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with aiding and assisting in the filing of a false tax return 26 U.S. 7206, which provides:

(1) Declaration under penalties of perjury

Willfully makes and subscribes any return, statement, or other document, which contains or is verified by a written declaration that it is made under the penalties of perjury, and which he does not believe to be true and correct as to every material matter; or
(2) Aid or assistance

Willfully aids or assists in, or procures, counsels, or advises the preparation or presentation under, or in connection with any matter arising under, the internal revenue laws, of a return, affidavit, claim, or other document, which is fraudulent or is false as to any material matter, whether or not such falsity or fraud is with the knowledge or consent of the person authorized or required to present such return, affidavit, claim, or document; or
(3) Fraudulent bonds, permits, and entries

Simulates or falsely or fraudulently executes or signs any bond, permit, entry, or other document required by the provisions of the internal revenue laws, or by any regulation made in pursuance thereof, or procures the same to be falsely or fraudulently executed, or advises, aids in, or connives at such execution thereof; or
(4) Removal or concealment with intent to defraud

Removes, deposits, or conceals, or is concerned in removing, depositing, or concealing, any goods or commodities for or in respect whereof any tax is or shall be imposed, or any property upon which levy is authorized by section 6331, with intent to evade or defeat the assessment or collection of any tax imposed by this title; or
(5) Compromises and closing agreementsIn connection with any compromise under section 7122, or offer of such compromise, or in connection with any closing agreement under section 7121, or offer to enter into any such agreement, willfully—
(A) Concealment of property

Conceals from any officer or employee of the United States any property belonging to the estate of a taxpayer or other person liable in respect of the tax, or
(B) Withholding, falsifying, and destroying rec­ords

Receives, withholds, destroys, mutilates, or falsifies any book, document, or record, or makes any false statement, relating to the estate or financial condition of the taxpayer or other person liable in respect of the tax;
shall be guilty of a felony and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not more than $100,000 ($500,000 in the case of a corporation), or imprisoned not more than 3 years, or both, together with the costs of prosecution.According to court documents, Amanda Caldwell willfully aided and assisted in the preparation of false tax returns filed with the Internal Revenue Service. Caldwell worked at Tax Time Solutions, LLC, located in Durham, North Carolina as a tax return preparer along with Whitney Danielle Sales and Janelle Marie Corley. Tax Time Solutions, LLC was owned by Sales.

Sentencing is scheduled to take place on February 22, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, before United States District Court Judge Thomas D. Schroeder. At sentencing, Caldwell faces a maximum sentence of three years in prison, a period of supervised release of up to one year, and monetary penalties.

Sales and Corley previously pleaded guilty to conspiring to defraud the United States in connection with a scheme to file false tax returns that resulted in an intended tax loss of over $1.5 million. On July 29, 2022, Senior United States District Court Judge N. Carlton Tilley, Jr. sentenced Sales to 30 months of imprisonment. On August 5, 2022, Judge Tilley sentenced Corley to 24 months of imprisonment. In addition to the terms of imprisonment, Sales and Corley were also sentenced to a period of supervised release and restitution.

Agents with the Criminal Investigation division of the Internal Revenue Service investigated the case. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Ashley Waid.

Outcome: Defendant pleaded guilty.

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