Tax Law Attorney in Tampa, Florida

Warning About Tax Preparers - By Nehemiah Jefferson, Esq.

Beware! There are many red flag warning signs that you could be dealing with an unethical, unlicensed, or unregulated tax preparer. One warning sign occurs when your tax return preparer does not sign your tax return. Another warning sign is when the preparer uses non-professional tax return software to prepare and e-file the return.

When either of these events occur, it is essentially as if the return was prepared by the taxpayer.

Thus, the real preparer of the return is not subject to preparer penalties when unscrupulous or fraudulent things are placed on the return. Remember, you as the taxpayer, will ultimately be held responsible for what is on your tax return.

Nehemiah Jefferson, Esq., is Managing Principal of The Jefferson Firm, LLC. The taw law firm, provides comprehensive Tax Preparation, Tax Representation, Tax Litigation, and Tax Consultation services to individual and small business clients. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from The Florida State University and his Juris Doctor from John Marshall Law School (Atlanta). Attorney Jefferson is licensed to practice law in the State of Florida, The District of Columbia, and is a member of the United States Tax Court Bar. He is also an IRS Enrolled Agent and may be reached at (813) 328-7322.