Paid Preparer Checkbox IndicatorFigure 3.11.14-44 shows an example when the paid preparer box is checked. Pictured is the bottom quarter of Form 1041, page 1. The fiduciary marked No in the paid preparer check box. The paid preparer check box has the following statement: May the IRS discuss this return with the preparer shown below (see instructions). The telephone number is circled as shown in the instructions above.