Tips for Arizona Residents to Avoid Tax Preparers Who Might Get Them in Trouble with the IRS

Up until the 2009 tax year, literally anyone could prepare a federal tax return for someone else for a fee. All they had to do was hang out a shingle and start doing other people’s taxes. While some tax preparers chose to voluntarily hold themselves to a higher standard (such as becoming licensed with their state or enrolling to practice before the IRS), the vast majority did not have to meet any requirements in order to qualify to charge [...]