CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC/AP) - CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - The federal government has asked a judge to shut down two South Carolina tax preparers who officials say potentially cost the government millions in underpaid taxes.
The U.S. Justice Department says in a release that it has asked a federal court to permanently bar Clinton A. Broomfield of Lexington and Tony McGill of Ladson from preparing returns for others.
In 1997, the two men, along with Stacy Middleton, formed MBM Tax and Accounting Services LLC to prepare tax returns and provide other financial services.
Ten years later, the men opened separate businesses but shared advertising costs.
The government says that Broomfield and McGill have understated tax liability, potentially costing the federal government millions of dollars in tax revenue.
A federal court in 2013 permanently barred Middleton from preparing returns.