Choosing a Tax Preparer (ASL) - YouTube video text script

Hi, I’m Jeshal and I work for the IRS.

Are you thinking about hiring a tax preparer?

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.

Don’t use a preparer who doesn’t sign your return.

For more information, visit www.IRS.gov. Keyword: “Choosing a Tax Preparer.”