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Congressmen Call For Hearing In Tax Prep Service That Repeatedly Failed To Deliver Returns

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RICHMOND, Va. (CBSDC/AP) — Congressmen from Virginia and other states are calling for a congressional hearing into a tax preparation firm that has received numerous complaints when customers did not receive their tax returns.

Virginia Congressmen Bobby Scott and Scott Rigell joined Reps. Steve Cohen of Tennessee and Bennie Thompson of Mississippi Thursday in writing to the chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime. They asked for a hearing on the interstate activities of Mo Money Taxes.

Scott and Cohen already have asked the Department of Justice to investigate the Memphis, Tenn.-based company.

They claim the company poses “a continuing threat to order and justice across the nation.”

Mo Money Taxes, who operates out of Memphis, Tennessee, has this message to it’s customers posted clearly on the homepage of it’s website:

“Mo Money Taxes offers our clients outstanding and individualized service, with over 30 years of tax experience.  We specialize in quality tax preparation for all individuals, from housewives to corporate bankers”

The lawmakers say they have received complaints about bounced refund checks, refunds that never showed up and fees taken from customers’ accounts without their permission.

Have you done a background check on your tax prep service?

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