Comptroller Franchot Stops Returns From 20 More Tax Preparers

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (March 27, 2018) -  Comptroller Peter Franchot announced today that his agency has stopped processing electronic tax returns from 20 more tax preparers at 24 locations in Maryland, Virginia, Texas and California.  The immediate suspensions were due to a high volume of questionable returns received. This adds to the list of 34 preparers previously flagged since the 2018 tax season began in January.

“Stopping unscrupulous tax preparers from swindling hardworking Maryland taxpayers out of their money is my agency’s top priority each tax season,” Comptroller Franchot said. “My Questionable Return Detection Team constantly monitors tax filings looking for corrupt preparers submitting false returns, hurting individuals and their families.”

The businesses were sent written notice of the action after they were identified by the Comptroller’s nationally recognized fraud unit using state-of-the-art technology that detects suspicious returns. The agency has a review process that provides an opportunity for blocked preparers to have their filing privileges restored.

The tax preparers and locations blocked from filing returns through this action are:

  • KC and Son Tax Service, 4831 Belair Road, Baltimore, MD 21206
  • OAS, 13127 Wonderland Way, Suite 2, Germantown, MD 20874
  • Immaculate Money LLC, 1612 Shady Glen Drive, District Heights, MD 20747
  • Geneva Sanders, 504 Placid Court, Apt. K, Odenton, MD 21113, and 202 Easton South, Apt. 2, Laurel, MD 20724
  • Brightway Professionals and Associates, 4810 St. Barnabas Road, Suite 201, Temple Hills, MD 20748
  • All Choice Tax & Payroll Services, Inc., 1401 Mercantile Lane, Suite 200K, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
  • Keystone Tax Solutions K2, 6323 Brown Ave., Baltimore, MD 21224
  • New Valley & Co., also known as Prologix Tax, 11140 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852, and 5929 Schering Road, Baltimore, MD 21206
  • BOFMOT, 9208 Fairlane Place, Laurel, MD 20708
  • Bencok One Inc., 5623 Reisterstown Road, Baltimore, MD 21215
  • Annoited [sic] Tax & Consulting Service, also known as ATP Too, 100 West Road, Suite 100, Towson, MD 21204, and 2419 W. Lanvale Street, Baltimore, MD 21216
  • Alcantara Driving School Corp., 1620 Elton Road, Suite 201, Silver Spring, MD 20903 and 1310 Merrimac Driver, Silver Spring, MD 20903
  • Ardy Sowe Tax Service, 7703 Loughborough Place, Beltsville, MD 20705
  • Freedom Tax Services, 1268 E North Ave., Baltimore, MD 21202
  • Rhodes & O’Neil Accounting, 1108 East Main St., Suite 702, Richmond, VA 23219
  • Safe STEM Institute, 22054 Shaw Road, Suite B, Sterling, VA 20164
  • Double R Taxes, 2318 N Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21218
  • Precise Financial, 8950 Westpark Drive, Suite 102A, Houston, TX 77063
  • Gabriel Ajak, 9304 Forest Lane, Suite 5108, Dallas, TX 75243
  • Michael Smith, 1719 E Jefferson Ave., Pomona, CA 91767

In 2016 and 2017, the Comptroller’s Office blocked suspicious tax returns at 95 tax preparation businesses in 113 locations. Since taking office in 2007, the Comptroller’s team has identified and blocked more than 88,000 fraudulent returns and intercepted and denied $190.2 million worth of fraudulent refunds. A complete list of all tax preparers blocked from filing returns is available at marylandtaxes.gov.

If taxpayers suspect fraud, they are asked to immediately report the issue to the Comptroller’s Office by calling 1-800-MD-TAXES (1-800-638-2937) or 410-260-7980 in Central Maryland or taxhelp@comp.state.md.us.

Below is a list of the tax preparers the Comptroller’s Office has blocked previously:

Anne Arundel County
Jackson Hewitt Tax Service, 1912 Forest Drive, Annapolis, MD 21401
R & M Hannan LLC, 7751 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd., Glen Burnie, MD 21060
Rightway Financial Services LLC, 3363 Sudlersville South, Laurel, MD 20724

Baltimore (City)
A Year Round Tax Service Inc., 5820 York Road, Ste. T200, Baltimore, MD 21212
AO Tax Services, 2307 E. Monument St.
AO Tax Services, 3231 Belair Road
A&E Tax Services, 5013 Frederick Ave., Baltimore, MD 21229
Accurate Taxes, 616 E. Patapsco Ave., Brooklyn, MD 21225
B and B Tax Service, 4707 Harford Road
DE Brown, 36 E 25th St.
EB Tax Service, 2322 Monument St.
EB Tax Service, 1818 Pennsylvania Ave.
Eltonia Tax & Contract Service LLC, 8058 Philadelphia Road, Baltimore, MD 21237
EMACK Tax Service, 123 W. Saratoga St.
Express Tax Inc., 5501 York, Road, Baltimore, MD 21212
Family Benefit Financial Group, LLC,5860 Belair Rd, 2nd Floor, Baltimore, MD 21206
First Rate Tax Service, 28 Henley Ct., Baltimore, MD 21244
HRQT LLC, 2136 Harford Road, Baltimore, MD 21218
Liberty Tax Service, 3308 Greenmount Ave.
Liberty Tax Service, 503 W. Lexington St.
Liberty Tax Service, 2401 Liberty Heights Ave.
Liberty Tax Service, 1742 W. North Ave.
Liberty Tax Service, 1808 Pennsylvania Ave.
Liberty Tax Service, 2039 W. Pratt St.
Loyalty Tax Services, 4602A Harford Road
Office Tax Solutions, 2230 E. Monument St.
Office Tax Solutions, 1439 W. Patapsco Road
On-Site Tax Services, 1629 E. Baltimore St., Baltimore, MD 21231
OSE Tax Services, 5006 Harford Road, Baltimore, MD 21214
People Tax Service (aka Neighborhood Tax Services), 3219 Belair Road
Precise Financial, 8601 Harford Road, Ste. B, Baltimore, MD 21234.
PROTAXEM, 3104 N. Greenmount SVE, Baltimore, MD 21218
Quick Tax Service, 1809 1/2 Pennsylvania Ave., Baltimore, MD 21217
Quick Tax, 2401 Liberty Heights Road, Baltimore, MD 21215
Quick Money Tax Service, 6628 Harford Road, 2nd floor Baltimore, MD 21214
Tax Rite Services, 3406 Belair Road
Fachel Tax Service, 6331 Belair Road, Baltimore
Samuel Tax Services, 1005 North Point Blvd., Ste. 728, Baltimore, MD 21224
Security Tax & Accounting Srv LLC, 1724 Woodlawn Drive, Suite 12, Baltimore MD 21207
TA Income Tax Service, 4833 Belair Road, Baltimore
Tax Maid, 2558 Pratt St., Baltimore, MD 21223
JMD Tax Service, 2700 W. Franklin St., Baltimore
Marcjeze Tax Services, 5864 B Belair Road, Baltimore
Bodmars Tax Service, 4903 Belair Road, Baltimore
MK Tax Services and Investment LLC, 1031 W. Baltimore St., Baltimore
Neighborhood Tax Services, also known as Royal Auto Sales N Neighborhood Tax or People
Samuel Tax Services LLC, 5459 Park Heights Ave., Baltimore, MD 21215
Tax Services at 3219 Belair Road, Baltimore and 3226 Belair Road, Ste. A, Baltimore
Tax Relief, 5601 McClean Blvd., Baltimore, MD 21214
Tax Time, 3902 Ednor Road, Baltimore, MD 21218
Chimex Tax Service, 2654 Maryland Ave., Baltimore
Jovan LLC, 5225 Harford Road, Baltimore
Taxcare , 6711 Belair Rd, Ste. B , Baltimore MD 21206

Baltimore County
Alleluia Income Tax Service, 1055 Taylor Ave., Suite 212, Towson, MD 21286
ARPL Tax Services and More, 6737 Edwards Ave., Windsor Mill, MD 21244
Danish Tax Service, 1722 North Rolling Road, Windsor Mill, MD 21244
Great Lakes Global Enterprises, LLC, 15 Walden Willow Court, Gwynn Oak, MD 21207
Hitchye Tax & Business Cons Svc, 6350 Frederick Road, Suite C, Catonsville, MD 21228
Kauffy Tax Services, 600 Washington Ave., Suite 100, Towson, MD 21204
Legette Tax Services, 8817 Belair Road, Nottingham, MD 21236
Liberty Tax Service, 435 C Eastern Blvd., Essex
Liberty Tax Service, 201 Back River Neck Road, Middle River
Monique’s Taxprep Services LLC, 4342 Tucker Circle, Halethorpe, MD 21227
Patricia’s Bookkeeping and Accounting, 227 Mysticwood Road, Reisterstown, MD 21136
Quality Tax Service, 6 Woodstream Court, Owings Mills, MD 21117
REMG Inc., 8715 Windsor Mill Road, Windsor Mill
Robinson Tax and Bookkeeping SRV, 4812 Liberty Heights Ave., Gwynn Oak, MD 21207
Santana Gordon Enterprises, LLC, 6071 Gwynn Oak Ave., Gwynn Oak, MD 21207
Tax Plus, 727 Northrop Lane, Middle River, MD 21220
Tax Rite Services, 90 Shawgo Court, Middle River
Phenomenal Tax Service Corp., 1055 Ingleside Ave, Ste. 100, Baltimore
Swift Pro Tax Service, 10 Pine Cone Court, Nottingham
Williams Tax Services, 1516 N Fulton Ave., Baltimore, MD 21217

District of Columbia
A & R Tax Accounting Service Inc. (aka A R TAX AND ACCOUNTING INC), 47 Peabody St. NE, Washington, DC 20011
BKPR Management, 110 Q St., Washington, DC 20001
Taxtime LLC/Speedy Tax Service,1002 H St., NE Washington DC 20002
Fred Accounting & Tax Services, 760 Morton St. NW, Washington, D.C.
Swift Tax Service, 1012 H St. NE, Washington, DC, and 3905 Benning Road NE, Washington, DC
OFAB LLC, 3938 Minnesota Ave. NE, Washington, DC 20019
Yakob & Co. LLC (aka Yakob & Co. PLLC) 2001 Benning Road NE, Washington, DC 20002

Frederick County
Caspero Tax and Accounting Service, 1503 Laurel Wood Way, Frederick, MD 21701
GA Tax Professional, 8811 Utopia Place, Walkerville, MD 21793

Harford County
Abayomi Olobatuyi, 3310 Shrewsbury Road, Abingdon, MD 21009

Montgomery County
Broadview Advisors and Co., Inc., 8757 Georgia Ave, Ste. 440, Silver Spring
Chris & Nas Tax Services, 22 Montgomery Village Ave., Suite D, Gaithersburg, MD 20879
Dem Tax and Accounting Services, 2200 Predella Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20902
Dieudonne Sossoukpe, 18825 Sparkling Water Drive K, Germantown, MD 20874
Global Alliance Solution LLC, 21304 China Aster Court, Germantown, MD 20876
Integrated Multi Services, 1620 Elton Road, Ste. 204, Silver Spring, MD 20903
Japrhispanic LLC, 8626 Flower Ave. 1, Takoma Park, MD 20912
Liberty Tax Service, 11262 Georgia Ave., Wheaton
Magino & Associates, 18943 Red Robin Terrace, Germantown, MD 20874
Marylis LLC, 113 Ellington Blvd., Apt. 421, Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Max Tax Service, 1019 University Blvd., Ste. 102, Silver Spring, MD 20903
Metrotax Services, 2443 Linden Lane, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Money Back Tax LLC, 11120 New Hampshire Ave., Ste. 506, Silver Spring, MD 20904
One Vision First (OVF) Consulting LLC, 8120 Fenton St., Suite 301b, Silver Spring, MD
Precise Tax and Accounting Service, 7521 New Hampshire Ave., Takoma Park, MD 20912
Tax4All LLC, 6507 New Hampshire Ave., Takoma Park, MD 20912

Prince George’s County
1-866MoblTax Inc., 4812 St. Barnabas Road, Suite 6, Temple Hills, MD 20748
A Plus Advantage Prof, 9909 Goodluck Road, Suite T4, Lanham, MD 20706
ALR Tax and Financial Services LLC, 76 Ritchie Road, Capitol Heights, MD 20743
aurathecool accounting solutions, 8101 Sandy Springs Road, Suite 106, Laurel, MD 20707
Big Ben Tax Service,9903 Rhode Island Ave, Suite A, College Park, MD 20740
Cash Bar Financial & Tax Services, 6475 New Hampshire Ave., Suite 350A, Hyattsville, MD 20873
Deldan Tax and Accounting Services, 9208 Fairlane Place, Laurel
Eze Tax Service LLC, 3601 Hamilton St., Hyattsville, MD 20782
Griffin Financial, 1424 Colony Road, Oxon Hill
Holmes Tax Services, 6495 New Hampshire Ave., Suite 120, Hyattsville, MD 20783
Hope Unlimited Tax Service,6310 Marlboro Pike, District Heights, MD 20747
ICS Tax & Accounting Service , 8855 Annapolis Rd., Ste. 205, Lanham, MD 20703
J & J Tax Service, 17205 Summerwood Lane, Accokeek
KLS Tax Services, 18431 Shanna Drive, Accokeek, MD 20607
Liberty Tax Service, 8020 New Hampshire Ave., Langley Park
Liberty Tax Service, 5436 Marlboro Pike, District Heights, MD 20747
Magnolia Baez, 7411 Riggs Road, Suite 422, Hyattsville, MD 20783
Millennium Consultant INT, Inc.,14120 Water Fowl Way, Upper Marlboro, MD 20876
Rhonda’s Tax Service Inc., 5801 Allentown Road, Suite 303, Suitland, MD 20746
STES Tax Service, 5510 Cherrywood Lane, Greenbelt, MD 20770
Tax Central USA, 5515 Livingston Road, Ste. 200, Forest Heights
Tax Relief Solution, 13042 Old Stagecoach Road, Laurel
The Tax Store 101 LLC, 1508 Kingshill St., Bowie
Taxpoint Solutions,1401 Mercantile Ln, Ste. 383, Upper Marlboro MD 20774
Vasquez Tax Services, 2340 University Ave., Hyattsville, MD 20783
Yawn Tax and Tech Services LLC, 605 Halifax Pl, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774

Washington County
C & A Financial Services, LLC, 44 N. Potomac Street, Hagerstown MD 21740
Tax Lady II Maryland, 65 E. Franklin St., Hagerstown, MD 21740

Wicomico County
MD Tax Solution and Multi Services, 212 E. Main St., Ste. 208, Salisbury, MD 21801
MJC Tax, 239 Florida Ave., Salisbury, MD 21801

Worcester County
Charles Multi Services, 216 Carson Court, Pocomoke City

Out-of-State
Bey’s Tax Service, 3844 Augustine Place, Rex, GA 30273
Evaniel Francois, 2124 Airport Road, Ste. 109, Naples, FL 34112
Eskindes Accounting and Tax LLC, 3379 Highway 5, Ste. K, Douglasville, GA 30135
Gallaye Tax Services, 5690 Stafford Road, Charlotte, NC 28215
In & Out Tax Service, 1936 Hosea L Willams Drive SE, Atlanta, GA 30317
JAE Establishments LLC, 3803 Gettysburg Road, Camp Hill, PA 17011
MSM DBA PTS Tax Service, 6790 W. Broad St., Douglasville, GA 30134
Sky Tax Service, 5981 Columbia Pike, Ste. 202, Falls Church, VA 22041
Trinity Supermarket Inc.,105 E. Pollock St., Mount Olive, NC 28365
United Tax Pro, 6969 Richmond Hwy, Ste. 204, Alexandria, VA 22306
Valentine Tax, 328 Jefferson Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11216
Verita’s Efile Service Inc., 3 Centerview Drive, Greensboro, NC 27407, and 5720 Alameda, Baltimore, MD 21239

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