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Former Albany tax preparer fined, permanently barred

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The owner of a former Albany tax preparation business was ordered to repay the United States nearly $950,000, and permanently barred from ever preparing tax returns again.

Jason Stinson of Longwood Florida was sentenced Tuesday in Orlando Federal Court in a civil order following a six day trial.
Stinson owned Nation Tax Services, which had tax preparation businesses in four states, including an office at one time on South Madison Street in Albany.

The court found that Stinson's stores targeted "Under educated poor people."  

The court said he over charged customers for tax service, and then submitted false returns in their names for large refunds, much of which he kept himself.

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