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WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- The Justice Department and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), announced Wednesday that a mother and son were charged for filing false income tax returns.

According to authorities Sherri Davis, and her son Andre Davis helped in the preparation of false individual income tax returns. Authorities also said that Sherri Davis was also charged in filing her own false individual income tax returns for 2007 and 2009.

Sherri Davis was the owner and operator of 2FT Fast Facts Tax Serivce, a business located in D.C., authorities said. Her son is the current owner of Davis Financial Serivces (DFS), also based in D.C.

Authorities said, between January 2006 and April 2013 Sherri Davis and her son helped file false income tax returns that contained false information, including fraudulent deductions, expenses, losses and credits.

Sherri Davis and Andre Davis allegedly helped clients get larger refunds than what they were supposed to get, authorities said.

If the mother and son are convicted, they will face a maximum of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

According to authorities, the charges of filing a false income tax return is at least three years in prison and a fine of $250,000 for each count.

The case is being prosecuted by Trial Attorneys Jessica Moran, Tiwana Fleming and Mark McDonald of the Justice Department's Tax Division and was investigated by special agents of IRS-Criminal Investigation.

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