What Information Is Needed for Tax Returns?

A tax return is a document you must file with the government showing how much income you earned in a particular year. For personal federal income tax filings, there are three forms to choose from: Form 1040, Form 1040A and Form 1040EZ. All taxpayers can choose to file using Form 1040; however, if you prefer [...]

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Helpful Hints When Choosing a Return Preparer

Be cautious of tax preparers who claim they can obtain larger refunds than other preparers. Avoid preparers who base their fee on a percentage of the amount of the refund. Use a reputable tax professional who signs your tax return and provides you with a copy for your records. Consider whether the individual or firm [...]

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How to Avoid Tax Preparer Fraud

As the federal income tax season gets into full swing, the IRS warns taxpayers to beware of falling victim to paid income tax preparers who file fraudulent tax returns on behalf of their customers. Return Preparer Fraud generally involves the preparation and filing of false income tax returns by preparers who claim inflated personal or [...]

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Department of Justice News. Tax Return Preparer Sentenced for Filing False Tax Returns

Florida Tax Preparer Pleads Guilty to Identity Theft and Wire Fraud Ernst Pierre, a Port St. Lucie, Fla., tax preparer, pleaded guilty today to wire fraud and aggravated identity theft, the Justice Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced. Pierre was charged with a scheme to file false federal income tax returns using stolen identity [...]

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