Choose Wisely When Picking A Tax Preparer
Don't get burned this tax season when choosing someone to prepare your taxes.
Choose wisely, because even if you don't prepare your own return, you're still legally responsible for what's on it.
Bill Brunson with the IRS says you should also avoid tax preparers who want to be paid a percentage of your refund.
When choosing a tax preparer, make sure to check their qualifications, as all paid tax preparers are required to have a Preparer Tax ID Number or PTIN.
Check the preparer’s history with the Better Business Bureau.
You can find more tips on choosing a tax preparer on the IRS.gov website.