The government is cracking down on tax fraud. On March 24, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the district court accepted a Michigan man’s guilty plea for filing a false individual income tax return with the IRS.

According to court documents, Steven A. Mills was a real estate consultant who managed Mills Real Estate Consulting LLC.  From 2012 to 2015, the consulting firm received payments from third parties with whom Mills was conducting real estate transactions. Mills did not report the full amount of those payments on his federal income tax returns. According to the DOJ, in Mill’s 2014 federal income tax return, for example, he did not report to the IRS approximately $356,100 in payments made to Mills Real Estate Consulting LLC.

Mills is scheduled to be sentenced on June 14 and faces up to three years in prison a period of supervised release, restitution, and monetary penalties. 

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