March 6, 2019 It’s the time of the year when you may be choosing a tax preparer. Choose wisely because you are responsible for all the information on your income tax return. Tips for selecting a preparer: Check the IRS Directory of Preparers. Check the preparer’s history or verify enrolled agent status page on IRS.gov. Ask about Fees. Ask to e-file. Make sure the preparer is available. Provide records and receipts. Review your return before signing. Ensure the preparer signs and includes their PTIN. Report abusive preparers to the IRS using Form 14157 PDF or Form 14157-A PDF For details, see Tax Tip 2019-06.