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Video instructions and help with filling out and completing When Form 944 Pr Pros

Instructions and Help about When Form 944 Pr Pros

Hi, I'm Terry and I work for the Internal Revenue Service. Tax preparers see a lot of personal information from their clients. If you pay someone to do your taxes, know that most preparers are honest and trustworthy. However, each year we see taxpayers who suffer financially because they made a poor choice of tax preparer. Here are some tips to help you choose: First, find out about their qualifications. What is their training? Do they keep up with the latest changes by taking continuing education classes? Do they have a professional license? Enrolled agents, certified public accountants, and attorneys have met substantial proficiency requirements. The IRS has an online directory to help you research qualified tax return preparers. It includes those who have a professional credential or have voluntarily taken continuing education as part of the IRS annual filing season program. Next, be wary of anyone who promises you a bigger tax refund before even looking at your records. Also, be cautious of someone who wants you to sign a blank or unfinished tax return or offers to deposit your refund into their bank account. Additionally, make sure the preparer you choose offers IRS e-file. Furthermore, definitely refuse to use a preparer who does not sign their name and enter a preparer tax identification number on your final tax return. That's a major clue that something's not right. As you make your decision about a return preparer, keep in mind that only attorneys, CPAs, and enrolled agents have unlimited representation rights. That means they can represent you before the IRS in all matters, including audits, collection, and appeals. Other preparers without credentials but who participate in the annual filing season program have limited representation rights and can only represent you in limited situations. In general, a tax return preparer not listed...