Is the person preparing your tax returns qualified to do so?
With 60% of tax return preparers operating without any oversight or education requirement, the Internal Revenue Service wants to identify qualified preparers. But a district court struck down IRS regulations creating the Registered Tax Return Preparer (RTRP) designation in 2013, so now the IRS has created a similar—but voluntary—program for the 2015 filing season.
This is a big caveat emptor for taxpayers.
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