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Choosing a Tax Preparer


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Find out how to pick a reputable tax preparer.

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Here’s a tip from the IRS.

Hi I’m Dee and I work for the Internal Revenue Service.

Are you thinking about hiring a tax preparer?

If you are, you need to know that you are legally responsible for what’s on your tax return even if someone else prepares it for you.

So choose your tax preparer carefully. Ask for references. And find a professional who’s available after you file your tax return, just in case.

Beware of tax preparers who guarantee a refund without ever seeing your financial information first.

Remember never sign a blank return, and before you do sign your finish tax return, look it over and ask about anything that’s unclear.

Paid preparers are required to sign your return and show a preparer ID number. So don’t use a preparer who doesn’t sign your return.

For more information visit IRS.gov keyword “choosing a tax preparer.”