Helpful hints for finding a trustworthy tax preparer
Need help filing your taxes but want to make sure the tax preparer is legitimate? Do your research! BBB hears about lots of tax scams every year, from ill-trained preparers to companies that file for you without your permission. Although tax preparers must sign off on the paperwork, the taxpayer is ultimately responsible for filing the return ... and will be subject to penalties if there are problems.
The Better Business Bureau advises taxpayers to be extra cautious when choosing a tax preparer, since that person or company will have access to lots of personal information. Here are some tips on finding a trustworthy tax preparer:
Ask around. Get referrals from friends and family and check out the service's BBB Business Review at bbb.org.
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