A tax return preparer is trusted with your most personal information. They know about your marriage, your divorce, your income, your children and your social security numbers – all he details of your financial life.Most tax return preparers provide outstanding service. However, each year, some taxpayers are hurt financially because they choose the wrong tax return preparer.
Anyone can be a paid tax return preparer as long as they have an IRS Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN) and they sign and enter it on all returns they prepare. However, tax return preparers have differing levels of skills, education, and expertise.
Enrolled Agents, certified public accountants, and tax attorneys have unlimited representation rights before the IRS. Tax professionals with these credentials may represent their clients on any matters including audits, payment/collection issues, and appeals.
Leslie Weaver of The Ellem Group holds the distinction of Enrolled Agent, and is licensed by the IRS. Enrolled agents are subject to numerous security checks, and must pass a difficult comprehensive exam requiring them to demonstrate proficiency in federal tax planning, individual and business tax return preparation, and representation. An Enrolled Agent must complete 72 hours of continuing education every 3 years.
Choose wisely when selecting a paid tax return preparer. Remember, your preparer is going to know everything about your personal information . Who would you rather trust: a tax professional licensed by the IRS, or a seasonal worker, hired after completing a two week night class in Basic Tax 101?
Choose wisely. Your financial health depends on it.
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