The Internal Revenue Service reminds tax professionals that there are IRS tools to help them prepare accurate EITC claims. Tax professionals prepared 71 percent of the 21.1 million EITC claims for tax year 2004.

"This year, it's easier than ever for both tax preparers and taxpayers to complete accurate claims," said Mark W. Everson, IRS commissioner. "Because tax professionals prepare the vast majority of EITC claims, the IRS is appealing to them to use these tools as they perform due diligence. Both the IRS and our allies in the tax professional community need to ensure that all eligible taxpayers - but only eligible taxpayers - receive the EITC they deserve."

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