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Choosing a Tax Preparer - YouTube video text script

HERE’S A TIP FROM THE I-R-S.
 
HI, I’M DEE… AND I WORK FOR THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE.  

ARE YOU THINKING ABOUT HIRING A TAX PREPARER?  

IF YOU ARE, YOU NEED TO KNOW THAT YOU ARE LEGALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR WHAT’S ON YOUR TAX RETURN – EVEN IF SOMEONE ELSE PREPARES IT FOR YOU.  

SO CHOOSE YOUR TAX PREPARER CAREFULLY.  

ASK FOR REFERENCES.
     
AND FIND A PROFESSIONAL WHO IS AVAILABLE AFTER YOU FILE YOUR TAX RETURN… JUST IN CASE.  

BEWARE OF TAX PREPARERS WHO GUARANTEE A REFUND WITHOUT EVER SEEING YOUR FINANCIAL INFORMATION FIRST.  

REMEMBER… NEVER SIGN A BLANK RETURN.  

AND BEFORE YOU DO SIGN YOUR FINISHED TAX RETURN… LOOK IT OVER.
   
AND ASK ABOUT ANYTHING THAT’S UNCLEAR.  
   
PAID PREPARERS ARE REQUIRED TO SIGN YOUR RETURN AND SHOW A PREPARER ID NUMBER.        
     
SO DON’T USE A PREPARER WHO DOESN’T SIGN YOUR RETURN.

FOR MORE INFORMATION… VISIT I-R-S-DOT-GOV… KEYWORD “CHOOSING A TAX PREPARER.”  

Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 03-Apr-2014