Jose Barrera filed his annual taxes through a local tax agent --
who unbeknownst to Jose, included false information in his forms. Barrera now has to try to make the corrections with the IRS.
Jose Barrera, 21, and his girlfriend Edith Sanchez, 20, with their daughter Ruby Barrera, 2, in their home in Santa Ana. Jose filed his annual taxes through a local tax agent who unbeknownst to Jose, included false information in his forms that included marking the filing status as “married filing jointly” even though the couple are not legally married. Barrera now has to try to make the corrections with the IRS.
STEVEN GEORGES, CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER
José Barrera has been a victim of fraud by a specific company, Liberty Tax. After filing his taxes with them Barrera reviewed his paperwork and found that some of the information was wrong, which resulted in him getting more money than he deserved. The company ended up keeping a big chunk of the refund they got for Barrera (illegally). Despite all of this, Barrera has now decided to make an amendment with the IRS and make things right.