LOS ANGELES – The owner/operator of a Palmdale tax preparation business faces trial March 7 on federal charges that he prepared and filed phony federal income tax returns on behalf of his clients.
Oscar D. Alcerro Jr., 31, owner of Juniors Tax Service Inc., was arrested Tuesday by special agents with the Internal Revenue Service on an indictment returned last month by a federal grand jury in Los Angeles, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Following his arrest, Alcerro was arraigned in federal court and released on a $25,000 bond. As a condition of his release, Alcerro was ordered not to prepare tax returns.
The 31-count indictment charges Alcerro with aiding and assisting in the preparation of fraudulent income tax returns. Each count carries a possible maximum penalty of three years in federal prison, and a fine of up to $250,000 or twice the gross gain or loss resulting from the offense.
The indictment alleges that from 2010 through 2013, Alcerro prepared and filed returns that claimed false itemized deductions on behalf of 11 clients. The taxpayers for whom the tax returns were prepared were not entitled to claim the deductions on the tax returns, which were filed without them knowing about the fraudulent deductions, according to the government.
The fraudulent tax returns included false deductions for personal property taxes, mortgage interest expense, gifts to charity and unreimbursed employee expenses, federal prosecutors allege.
In one instance, the false deductions taken on the tax return totaled more than $57,500.
“Tax return preparers who are involved in the filing of false tax returns victimize their clients and the United States Treasury,” stated Eileen M. Decker, the U.S. attorney in Los Angeles. “With the start of the 2017 filing season upon us, taxpayers should know that the Justice Department will hold these return preparers accountable for their conduct.”
36 comments for "Owner of Palmdale tax service faces trial on tax fraud charges"
John R. Dundon II, EA says
#EnrolledAgent is encouraged by the remarkable speed in which this guy was busted and for the relatively small amounts in question. Something good is working in enforcement! Looking forward to bigger and more robust fraud fighting activity.
Katherine Doud, EA. says
I am an Enrolled Agent with 30 years of experience and this makes me sad. The tax prepares that I know and respect have gone far above what is called for by Federal and State revenue agencies to guide and protect their clients. As a taxpayer you need to be careful which preparer you choose. Every new client I have met trusted their preparer and I think they had been hoodwinked. They believed their preparer knew rules other preparers did not know. Know their credentials! Enrolled Agents are recognized by the IRS as experts in taxation. We are held to a higher standard of ethics and continuing education. We can practice worldwide because we are regulated by the IRS.
Our mission statement: “We help our clients get the largest refund possible Legally.” I like to educate my clients, they know every tax I prepare is done with the thought we might get audited next year. We don’t, but it helps you sleep better knowing you have the receipts, logs, and back up proof needed to defend the tax filed. In closing sorry to say, buyer beware!
At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice he is the worst.
Could someone explain to me how lying on taxes benefits him and not the tax payer and how would the taxpayer not know?
I totally agree
Most people blindly trust their tax preparer…and the more money he can get his client, the more likely they will be a return customer and refer friends and family to him! Stupidity all the way around!
If his payment is based on a percentage of the expected return then his lying increases the amount he gets.
Also an increase in customers due to word of mouth that they got more back using him.
Tim Scott says
Conversations you never hear:
A: My tax guy is lame. I hardly got anything back this year.
B: Yeah? What’s his number? I need to see him next year.
I hope this doesn’t give a bad name to his fathers I original ncome tax business; whom Oscar had stole half his clientele list from when he branched of to do his oelwn business.
Why does every comment here in the AV has to be racist. If something goes on people say he was mexican or he was black?
People grow out of that we all the same we all feel walk eat we all humans
Oscar is a great man & has always had his clients best interest in mind. I am sure there is more to the “11 Clients” story than we are being told.
& for those of you spewing negativity towards “Mexicans” or “Hispanics”, I am just glad another one of us “Took Your Job”.
Last Resource Income Tax Services (661) 272-1259, just be sure that your tax prepare is License, Bonded, Register with City and is authorize to preparer taxes with the IRS, also be sure that you read each page of your tax forms. Be sure that the person that you pay to preparer your taxes sign your copies of the tax returns. If you have any question call us, we will be happy to help and review your taxes and no charge.
Last resource should be next that fat nasty lady is phony she will hop your money and will sit her fat a$$ in her office doing nothing for her clients she is the biggest scam in Palmdale. Don’t ever walk in those last resource businesses they will do nothing for u.
Yes I had a bad experience with them she is even worse than this guy I my self can tell u don’t go to them for nothing
Yes very bad service
Amazing Nina says
He’s not a Mexican, he’s from Honduras. Karma is a bitch. He’s getting what has been coming his way for a really long time….he will never learn!
TRUMP Supporter says
Obama will bail him out…just like the others he’s done already. SMH
Another typical trump supporter with idiot comments, Why be so immature and leave a comment like this but yet again you’re a trump supporter. Figures
Keisha. P says
That is really hilarious coming from someone who supports trump who does not and I repeat does not pay taxes meanwhile most of us have to pay. Trump makes millions and does not pay a dime meanwhile someone barely making 50-60 grand a year has to pay uncle Sam through the nose. Seriously??
Just like Bush commuted sentences as well https://www.justice.gov/pardon/gwbush-commutations , https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_people_pardoned_by_George_W._Bush
Every president has commuted and pardoned since it was allowed, and probably before that as well.
I think taxpayers are guilty as bogus tax preparers, because they move around trying to find someone that gives more return, this kind of tax payers are not satisfied when an honest tax preparers tells them their not getting much back, so they go trying to find someone who gives them more money back. Even though they don’t know what they are doing in their taxes, but. When the preparer tell them they are getting more back they get happy and sign. you as tax payers need to know we all have to pay the IRS. be real.
The taxpayers ARE also guilty and required to pay the IRS back..
Plus penalties plus interest
So I am sure you use Turbo tax or H&R block right or have been with the same person since you started filing. People may move around based off of what they may get charged for having their taxes done, every think of that!!!
Be equal says
Never let a Mexican do your taxs
Tim Scott says
Never take advice on taxes from someone who doesn’t proof their posts.
Hispanic, you really don’t know if he is Mexican
Yes y does everyone think just cause they are brown they are mexicans.
First of all he is not Mexican.. Get right.. He is hispanic
He’s not Mexican not all hispacians are from Mexico get it right before you comment
Beatrice Ramirez says
Thank you, some people are ignorant. ..
Never take advice from someone who cant spell taxes!
Yeah right Yvonne!! I’m sure you thought you’d gain from this! What would he benefit from lying for you? Not like you’d give him your return!
Well it’s about time. He cost me a lot of money, time and heartache. Unfortunately I was one of the clients he falsified information on my tax return. It’s about time he got caught. I wish the IRS would waive the penalties and interest and make him responsible for those charges
you are such a liar Yvonne..if that was the case,how hard did you try to stop him from getting you a big return? get a life!!!