Sunday, March 2, 2008

Governmental tips on how to choose your tax preparer


Due to critical number of mistakes in the tax return made by the preparer, mistakes who sometimes forced us to pay additional fees, The Attorney General’s Office came up with valuable tips to help us with hiring a reputable tax preparer:
  • Ask for information on the tax preparer.
  • You are advised to prefer attorneys, CPA's and IRS enrolled agents to represent you, since they can represent taxpayers before the IRS in all matters including audits, collection and appeals.
  • Find out if the preparer is affiliated with a professional organization that provides or requires its members to pursue continuing education and holds them accountable to a code of ethics.
  • Check for the preparers license to be working as a CPA as well as his history.
  • link : Washington State Board of

  • You should ask who will prepare your return and at what cost.

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