Tag: tax preparer

What are Criminal Penalties for Tax Preparers?

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As a tax preparer, you can face stiff criminal penalties for falsified tax documents.  When the IRS notifies you of a potential penalty, it’s important to take the right steps from the beginning – including contacting a tax attorney. Learn more about what types of issues can get you in trouble with the IRS, what… Read more »

IRS Penalties That Tax Preparers Can Face

IRS penalties that tax preparers can face

  While taxpayers are legally responsible for the items on their return, tax preparers can also face penalties for fraudulent or reckless conduct. These penalties can even apply to “ghost tax preparers” who don’t sign the returns they prepare.

Criminal Tax Exposure for CPAs and Other Tax Preparers

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  Tax preparers such as CPAs face a lot of pitfalls and potential traps when dealing with clients. In case such an event happens, only a qualified tax defense attorney can help to resolve the criminal tax exposure that CPAs face. Although CPAs help clients to sort out their taxation problems, they are often the… Read more »

What is Tax Preparer Fraud?

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Tax preparer fraud involves illegal conduct by a tax preparer and can take many different forms: The tax preparer may direct your refund to their bank account instead of yours. The tax preparer may not be qualified to prepare your return. Your refund may be fraudulently inflated to get your business or earn commissions for… Read more »

EITC Due Diligence Penalties Expand to Other Tax Credits

In February 2014, we published a blog detailing the IRS’s new campaign to up the ante when enforcing the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) duty of due diligence.  At that time, the Internal Revenue Service penalized tax preparers who failed to meet their duty of due diligence $50 per return.  Now, that penalty is a… Read more »