Returns from Gaithersburg Tax Preparer Blocked

A Gaithersburg tax preparer has been flagged as one of 20 that have a high volume of questionable tax returns,Comptroller Peter Franchot said Friday.

Chris & Nas Tax Services on Montgomery Village Avenue was sent a written notice of the action after they were identified by the fraud unit that operates in the Comptroller’s Office, a news release said.

The Gaithersburg tax preparer was one of 20 announced Friday. Fourteen others have been flagged since January.

The office has a review process that provides an opportunity for blocked preparers to have their filing privileges restored.

In 2016 and 2017, the Comptroller’s Office blocked suspicious tax returns at 95 tax preparation businesses in 113 locations. Since taking office in 2007, the Comptroller’s team has identified and blocked more than 88,000 fraudulent returns and intercepted and denied $190.2 million worth of fraudulent refunds. A complete list of all tax preparers blocked from filing returns is available at

If taxpayers suspect fraud, they are asked to immediately report the issue to the Comptroller’s Office by calling 1-800-MD-TAXES (1-800-638-2937) or 410-260-7980 in Central Maryland or

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