Most members of the public want tax preparers tested and licensed -- and want maximum transparency in preparers' fees, according to a survey from the Consumer Federation of America.

In the wake of four states enacting paid preparer reforms, the licensing and regular testing of preparers and proposals for upfront fee disclosure, and with similar rules having been proposed and considered at the state and federal level, the CFA surveyed slightly more than 1,000 American adults "to better understand the public's support for these policies."

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