Fargo tax preparer pleads guilty in fraud case
IRS investigators found that Thompson Tarr prepared 30 false tax returns for 13 people for years, which led to $105,474 worth in tax losses from false deductions and credits, prosecutors said.
FARGO — A Fargo tax preparer has pleaded guilty in a federal fraud case.
Thompson B. Tarr, 43, pleaded guilty on Tuesday, March 14, to aiding and assisting in the preparation and presentation of a false and fraudulent return in 2017, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in North Dakota.
Tarr is set to be sentenced Aug. 7. He faces up to three years in prison, according to a plea agreement detailing the maximum penalty.
Tarr prepared or assisted in preparing hundreds of tax returns, prosecutors said. He admitted to wrongfully claiming tax exemptions for one taxpayer, prosecutors said.
IRS investigators found that Tarr prepared 30 other false tax returns for 13 people for years, which led to $105,474 worth in tax losses from false deductions and credits, according to prosecutors.
Court documents said the taxes were prepared for the years between 2014 and 2017.
“Honest taxpayers are the ones hurt by deliberate violations of federal tax laws,” North Dakota U.S. Attorney Mac Schneider said in a statement.