Atkin, Minn.: Preparer Todd William Sterling, 44, has been charged with six tax felonies by the Minnesota Department of Revenue. He has been charged with three counts of failing to file returns and three counts of failing to pay taxes. According to the complaint, Sterling failed to file income tax returns for tax years 2006, 2008 and 2009. Between 2005 and 2009, his tax business prepared more than 2,400 income returns. He told investigators that he operated Aitkin Tax Service, Inc., had prepared returns for 20 years and understood the filing requirements. The charges each carry a maximum penalty of up to five years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine.