Tax Preparers Barred from Preparing

Act 526 of the 2018 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature authorizes the Louisiana Department of Revenue to bring lawsuits against tax preparers who engage in fraudulent activity. The court may bar the person from acting as a preparer in the State of Louisiana when he or she has engaged in conduct including, but not limited to the following:

  • Prepared any return, report or claim for refund that includes a substantial understatement of a taxpayer’s liability
  • Negotiated a check issued to a taxpayer by the Department of Revenue without the permission of the taxpayer
  • Engaged in conduct subject to any criminal penalty under Title 47 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes
  • Engaged in fraudulent activity that interferes with the proper administration of the tax laws of the State of Louisiana

Read LA Revised Statute 47:1574.2 for more information.

Bass, Naomi

Plea agreement signed July 9, 2019
Louisiana Department of Justice
Parish of East Baton Rouge
State of Louisiana

Defendant agrees as part of this agreement to be permanently enjoined from directly or indirectly acting as a Louisiana tax return preparer or filing, assisting in, or directing the preparation or filing of any Louisiana tax returns, amended returns, or other related documents or forms for any person or entity other than the Defendant’s own personal tax returns.

Gillies, Joseph A.

Order rendered May 29, 2019
19th Judicial District Court
Parish of East Baton Rouge
State of Louisiana

Joseph A. Gillies is hereby permanently enjoined from directly or indirectly acting as a Louisiana tax return preparer, or filing, assisting in, or directing the preparation of any Louisiana tax returns, amended returns, or other related documents or forms for any person or entity other than his own personal tax returns.

Jackson, Leroi G.

Order rendered Oct. 30, 2019
Civil District Court
Parish of Orleans
State of Louisiana

Leroi Gorman Jackson is hereby permanently enjoined from directly or indirectly acting as a Louisiana tax return preparer, or filing, assisting in, or directing the preparation of any Louisiana tax returns, amended returns, or other related documents or forms for any person or entity other than his own personal tax returns.

Navy, Lakesha C.

Plea agreement signed April 23, 2019
Louisiana Department of Justice
Parish of East Baton Rouge
State of Louisiana

Defendant agrees as part of this agreement to be permanently enjoined from directly or indirectly acting as a Louisiana tax return preparer or filing, assisting in, or directing the preparation or filing of any Louisiana tax returns, amended returns, or other related documents or forms for any person or entity other than the Defendant’s own personal tax returns.

Tyler, Chetoria

Consent agreement signed Feb. 28, 2019
Louisiana Department of Justice
Parish of East Baton Rouge
State of Louisiana

Defendant agrees, as part of this agreement, to be permanently enjoined under La. R.S. 47:1547.2 from directly or indirectly acting as a Louisiana tax return preparer, or filing, assisting in, or directing the preparation of any Louisiana tax returns, amended returns, or other related documents or forms for any person or entity other than the Defendant’s own personal tax returns.

Contact Us
  • Fraud Hotline( 866.940.7053)
  • Telephone (225.219.2280)
  • Facsimile (225.219.2287)
  • Email (Report Tax Fraud )
  • Mailing Address
    Louisiana Department of Revenue
    Criminal Investigations Division
    P.O. Box 2389
    Baton Rouge, LA 70821-2389
  • Physical Address
    617 North 3rd Street, 2nd Floor
    Baton Rouge, LA 70802