Unenrolled tax preparers made mistakes on the majority of returns they prepared for undercover Treasury Department auditors, according to a new report.

In February and March of this year, auditors working for the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration posed as taxpayers and had 28 tax returns prepared by 12 commercial chains and 16 small, independently owned tax-prep offices. The preparers were not CPAs, enrolled agents, enrolled actuaries or tax attorneys.

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