Case No. 2:16-cv-05940 JAK (ASx).


United States District Court, C.D. California, Western Division.

Editors Note
Applicable Law: 26 U.S.C. § 7402
Cause: 26 U.S.C. § 7402 IRS: Petition to Enforce IRS Summons
Nature of Suit: 870 Taxes
Source: PACER

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

United States of America, Plaintiff, represented by Charles W. Parker , Office of the US Attorney.


JOHN A. KRONSTADT, District Judge.

Pursuant to the government's Motion for Default Judgment, good cause shown, and all evidence properly before the Court, the government's motion for default judgment is GRANTED.

Because Defendant Vaolotu Fanua ("Fanua") continually and repeatedly has engaged in conduct subject to penalty under I.R.C. §§ 6694 and 6695, injunctive relief is appropriate under I.R.C. §§ 7402, 7407, and 7408. Further, Fanua has substantially interfered with the enforcement and administration of the internal revenue laws, and injunctive relief is appropriate to prevent further misconduct pursuant to I.R.C. §§ 7402(a), 7407(b)(2), and 7408(b)(2). For the foregoing reasons

IT IS HEREBY ORDERED ADJUDGED, AND DECREED that Fanua is enjoined as follows:

A. Fanua is permanently barred from acting as a federal tax return preparer and from preparing or filing federal tax returns or forms for others, from representing others before the IRS, and from advising anyone concerning federal tax matters;

B. Fanua, her agents, and anyone in active concert or participation with her, directly or indirectly, are permanently barred from:

1. Acting as a federal tax return preparer, or filing, assisting in, or directing the preparation or filing of federal tax returns, amended returns, or other related documents or forms, for any person or entity other than herself or entities of which she is the sole owner and over which she has sole control; 2. Filing, providing forms for, or otherwise aiding and abetting the filing of IRS Forms 1040, 1040X, Schedule A, Schedule E, or any other IRS forms containing false or fabricated information; 3. Owning, managing, controlling, working for, profiting from, or volunteering for a tax-return-preparation business; 4. Seeking permission or authorization (or helping or soliciting others to seek permission or authorization) to file tax returns with an IRS Preparer Tax Identification Number ("PTIN") and/or IRS Electronic Filing Identification Number ("EFIN"), or any other IRS service or program by which one prepares or files tax returns; 5. Using, maintaining, renewing, obtaining, transferring, selling, or assigning any PTIN(s) and EFIN(s); 6. Engaging in conduct subject to penalty under I.R.C. §§ 6694 and/or 6695, including preparing and filing tax returns and other documents that understate the tax liabilities of others, preparing or assisting in preparing federal tax returns that Fanua knows or reasonably should know would result in an understatement of tax liability or the overstatement of a federal tax refund, failing to comply with required due diligence procedures, or promoting any false tax or tax-return scheme; 7. Representing anyone other than herself or any entity of which she is the sole owner and over which she has sole control before the IRS; and 8. Engaging in any other conduct in the preparation, or assisting in the preparation, of another's tax return that is subject to penalty under the I.R.C. or that interferes with the proper administration and enforcement of the internal revenue laws.

C. Pursuant to I.R.C. § 7402, Fanua shall surrender any existing PTIN(s) or EFIN(s) registered in her name or in any name used for any purpose by Fanua; and

D. The government may seek post-judgment discovery to facilitate the monitoring of Fanua's compliance with the terms of this Judgment.



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