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How to choose the right tax preparer

Posted by kftaxaccounting2014 on February 2, 2015 in Uncategorized | 14 comments

What happens if you get stuck with a tax preparer that is incompetent and not qualified according to the IRS standards?Remember you are legally responsible for all the details on your tax return even if you are not the one preparing it.

These are some of the things you should know before choosing a tax preparer;

Do you know how to check if your tax preparer is qualified enough?

Whether you already have a tax preparer or you are just about to search for one,here is what you need to know,all paid tax preparer should have a preparer tax identification number(PTIN).

Do you know how to do a background check?

Before choosing a tax preparer, you should check if they have any criminal records, disciplinary actions and the license status for credentialed preparers. The Better Business Bureau can be used to check for any questionable records.

Also you can check with the board of accountancy for CPAs, and the State Bar Association for attorneys.

Lastly to ensure your tax preparer is enrolled with the IRS,see

How much is the service going to cost?

You should make sure you reach an agreement with your tax preparer as to how much will  be charged for preparing your tax.Some tax preparers are fraudulent in nature,they assure you they can get you a larger refund and trick you into doing their wish,make sure you include your bank account in the preparation and not theirs,that way the tax preparation is transparent and you can be sure no pranks is being played.

E-filing is good innit?

Is your tax preparer using the IRS e-filing method for filing your tax?if yes,then its good because it saves time ,it is secure and you are sure to get your refund on time.And if no,please change your tax preparer today!

 

Is your tax preparer readily available?

You have to make sure your tax preparer is always available even after filing your tax or after the April 15th due date. In case you have questions about your taxes,you should have a preparer that is always available to answer them.

 

Did your tax preparer ask for your last pay stub instead of your W-2?

You need a tax preparer that will ask for all your receipt and complete tax record.Your tax record includes all your total income and  tax benefits that you are entitled to. Don’t use a tax preparer that is willing to use your last pay stub rather than use your W-2.

 

Are you in the habit of signing a blank tax return, so you don’t have to “waste time” with your tax preparer?

If you answer yes to this then you are legally responsible for whatever your tax preparer writes in your tax return, even if it includes anything that can put you in trouble, it has already been endorsed by you.

You have to review everything written  in your tax return thoroughly  before signing it, ask questions and be satisfied with answers before signing it.

 

Preparer must sign and include their PTIN 

It is required by the law that a tax preparer must sign,include their PTIN number and give you a copy of  your  tax return.

 

Is your tax preparer abusive?

Do not condole bad habit,if you have an abusive tax preparer or you are suspecting a tax fraud, you have to report to IRS,you can do this by filing Form 14157(Complaint) and or Form 14157-A(Return preparer form or misconduct affidavit).

 

Dont let your tax preparer  trick you into doing anything wrong,you could get  in trouble with the IRS as it is against the IRS e_file rules.Talk to us today and your  peace of mind is guaranteed.

 

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14 Responses to How to choose the right tax preparer

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