Tax Prep Firm Still Open Despite Court Order

A local tax preparation firm that was ordered to stop doing business by a judge on Friday is apparently still open, even as more reports of falsified returns come to light.

“Refunds Now” was ordered to stop doing business in Rhode Island and Massachusetts by a US District Court judge after the government discovered the company had provided false information on hundreds of tax returns.

But one of the owners of the company tells ABC6 Reporter Erin Logan that they're still open and will be proven innocent, even as more victims come forward to ABC6 claiming they are now on the hook for significant penalties from the IRS.