IRS Oversight of Tax Return Preparers

By Sidney Kess
New York Law Journal
November 2010 Edition

Earlier this year, the IRS announced that it was proposing new registration, testing, and continuing education requirements for tax return preparers (IR-2010-1, 1/4/10). The IRS has now begun to implement these requirements. The IRS has also stepped up criminal investigations of tax return preparers believed to have assisted in the filing of fraudulent returns.

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