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8 Tips For Picking The Right Tax Preparer

submitted on January 24, 2011 by orangearrows in "Member's Lounge"
Points to Keep in Mind When Choosing A Tax Preparer

IRS Tax Tip 2011-06, January 10, 2011


# Check the person’s qualifications

# Check on the preparer’s history
# Find out about their service fees
# Make sure the tax preparer is accessible
# Provide all records and receipts needed to prepare your return
# Never sign a blank return
# Review the entire return before signing it
# Make sure the preparer signs the form and includes their PTIN

You can report abusive tax preparers and suspected tax fraud to the IRS on Form 3949-A, Information Referral or by sending a letter to Internal Revenue Service, Fresno, CA 93888. Download Form 3949-A from http://www.irs.gov or order by mail at 800-TAX-FORM (800-829-3676).


SOURCE:
http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/ar.....29,00.html


     

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  • 98906
    josetring
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    Posted by josetring on January 24, 2011
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    The one worth repeating is, don't sign a blank return. I know lots of people who do that.
  • 98912
    CouponNut
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    Posted by CouponNut on January 24, 2011
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    Don't have your neighbor do your taxes!
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    • CouponNut
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      Posted by CouponNut on January 25, 2011
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      E-File!
  • 98929
    vectra5
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    Posted by vectra5 on January 24, 2011
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    "Find out about their service fees " - very true... I once got hit with a crazy bill ...now I always ask ahead of time..
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    • honesta
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      Posted by honesta on January 24, 2011
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      I agree on this one
  • 98980
    orangearrows
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    Posted by orangearrows on January 24, 2011
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    Here are some more tips from HR Block

    http://www.walletpop.com/2011/.....ndr-block/

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