Public Affairs Office
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 29, 2012
Manning tax preparer arrested
SC Department of Revenue investigators arrested Margie E. Wilkins this morning for 12 counts of assisting in the preparation of a false income tax return. Wilkins, 64, is the owner and operator of Liz Tax Service in Manning.
During 2009 – 2010, Wilkins prepared approximately 344 tax returns. Audits during this time revealed a consistent pattern of inflated W2 information and/or false deductions on prepared tax returns.
If found guilty of all 12 charges Wilkins could face up to 60 years in prison and/or $6,000 in fines.