You may need to amend your tax returns for inflated deductions, misrepresentations and other errors caused by unqualified tax return preparers in an effort to create large refunds for clients and build their customer base.
Dishonest.Tax 150×150 Dishonest Tax Preparer AttorneyConsiderable effort should go into choosing your tax preparer, as you – the taxpayer – are ultimately responsible for filing a complete and accurate return. Because many states have no licensing requirement, I advise to pick a return preparer who is accountable, meaning they are governed by IRS practice standards. This group of tax professionals most includes CPA’s, attorneys, enrolled agents, registered tax return preparers and can be sanctioned by the IRS’s Office of Professional Responsibility.
Though, the taxpayer is ultimately responsible for paying the correct amount of tax, reliance on a dishonest tax preparer may constitute reasonable cause in evaluating whether penalties should be abated. If you have been the victim of a dishonest tax preparer, please contact a DC Tax Attorney today to develop a strategy for amending your tax returns and minimizing penalties and interest.