Tax Law Attorney in Tampa, Florida

Tax Filing Tips

If you are going to hire an individual to prepare your tax return, only hire a Tax Attorney, Certified Public Accountant, or Enrolled Agent. You can verify these professionals credentials on www.irs.gov. IRS.gov also has tips for choosing a tax preparer.

The justice department announced on April 3, 2018 a lawsuit to shut down a tax preparation business in Florida. (https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/justice-department-files-lawsuit-shut-down-tax-preparation-businesses-st-petersburg-area). The Justice Department also publishes an alphabetical list of preparers that are enjoined or prohibited from preparing tax returns.

Beware of tax preparers who do not sign your return. Preparers who receive compensation for the preparation of a tax return must take responsibility and exercise due diligence.

An extension of time to file is not an extension of time to pay.

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