Tickfaw Tax Preparer Pleads Guilty to Filing False IRS Returns

Published 6:36 am Thursday, June 2, 2022

NEW ORLEANS – CHERYL L. KINCHEN, age 40,  a resident of Tickfaw, Louisiana, pleaded guilty on May 31, 2022 to two counts of filing false tax returns, in her personal capacity, before U.S. District Court Judge Greg G. Guidry  announced U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans of the Eastern District of Louisiana.

According to court records, KINCHEN,  the owner/operator of Beyond Blessed Tax Services,  prepared false tax returns in 2015 and 2017 for her own personal taxes, by significantly underreporting  the gross income  she earned as a tax preparer for those time periods.

Sentencing is set for August 30, 2022. KINCHEN faces a maximum sentence of three years, up to one year of supervised release, up to a $100,000 fine and a $100 mandatory special assessment fee for the filing of false tax returns.

U.S. Attorney Evans commended the special agents of IRS-Criminal Investigation for their handling of the matter. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Edward J. Rivera.