MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) - Under investigation, Mo' Money Tax Service co-founder Markey Granberry says he isn't sure the company he founded 17 years ago can stand a tax season that has been a "perfect storm" of problems.
"That is still a question to yet be answered. That's a question to yet be answered," Granberry said in an exclusive interview with abc24.com. "I will tell you, we will be doing taxes next year. We will definitely be doing taxes next year."
Granberry broke his silence a day after agents from the Internal Revenue Service's Criminal Investigation Division searched Mo' Money's Whitehaven headquarters for hours.
"We strongly encourage the IRS investigation as to why our customers are receiving their checks late," he said. "The IRS is my friend, the IRS is my friend, we had a very interesting conversation last night when I got in to town. Very interesting conversation as to what happened."
Granberry says what he calls a "bad business partner" and delays by the IRS caused many of Mo' Money's headaches.
"You know, when you are innocent, you don't run from anything. I'm here. I'm here every day, at work, making sure our operation runs," he said.
Granberry says he apologizes to all Mo' Money customers, including the 1,400 that are still waiting on their returns.
"By far Mo' Money is not to blame for these errors, we came to work just like we normally do all over these years," he said.
Granberry says he welcomes all investigations, even congressional hearings, as he tries to clear his company's name.