I have been a tax preparer for over 40 years, with a BA and MBA.
I am extremely upset with the new Internal Revenue Service policies, especially those that involve the Earned Income Tax Credit. While I do understand that the IRS, and hence taxpayers, have a huge problem with fraudulent returns, I believe they are going too far. I do not work for the IRS nor am I employed by the IRS police department enforcement unit. I don’t mind having to ask a client a list of questions prepared by the IRS to determine eligibility. I also believe said form should be attached to the clients’ return to serve as proof that we, as paid prepares, have done our due diligence and hence should relieved of any additional responsibility or liability.
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