GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - Federal agents are investigating a tax preparation service in Gulfport. A group of agents is at the office of City Tax Service located at 330 Pass Rd. in a retail shopping center.
Just before noon, the law enforcement team could be seen loading multiple boxes from inside the business. Those boxes were loaded into a van. Agents could be seen through the glass window of the business looking over paperwork.
One of the federal agents had "no comment" about what was happening. He did confirm the team is with the IRS Criminal Investigation Division.
The owner of City Tax Service says he voluntarily complied with the agents. Alvin Mays says he's been in business for 10 years and has "nothing to hide.
"Anytime they receive numerous phone calls of people trying to badger a business, or whatever, for whatever reason, I don't know, they still have to come out and investigate. So, we were more than willing to comply. They was here for about an hour and a half. They asked a few questions about our business. We were more than willing to comply," said Mays.
Since today is "tax day," Mays said the federal agents obviously "picked a bad day." However, his office reopened for business as soon as the law enforcement team left.