tax fraud

Feds succeed in shutting down Columbia-area Liberty Tax franchisee

Thanks to a dizzying array of practices that left a years-long trail of audits, fraud, and customer-deceit in its wake, Irmo businessman Christopher Paul Haynes on Thursday was permanently barred by the federal government from ever preparing federal tax returns again. (Photo via LibertyTax.com) Haynes is the owner of three Liberty Tax franchise offices in Columbia, acquiring his first one in…