Preparing Your Tax Return – Picking The Right Preparer
You are legally responsible for what’s on their tax return even if it is prepared by someone else. So, it is important to choose carefully when hiring an individual or firm to prepare your return. Choose your preparer wisely.
As a reminder, the IRS encourages you to use only preparers who sign the tax returns they prepare and enter their Preparer Tax Identification Numbers (PTINs).
Here are a few points to keep in mind when someone else prepares your return:
Make sure the tax preparer is accessible. Make sure you will be able to contact the tax preparer after the return has been filed, even after the April due date, in case questions arise.
Find out about their service fees. Avoid preparers who base their fee on a percentage of your refund or those who claim they can obtain larger refunds than other preparers. A