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Avoid “Ghost” Tax Return Preparers

| Feb 18, 2020 | IRS |

The IRS recently warned taxpayers about a trend that could ultimately leave taxpayers spooked.

Whenever taxpayers pay a professional to prepare their tax return, the tax professional must sign the tax return and include their PTIN number on the return.  A “ghost” tax return preparer is one who prepares the tax return for the taxpayers, but does not sign the tax return.

For other red flags to avoid, read the IRS’ warning:

https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/irs-dont-be-victim-to-ghost-tax-return-preparers

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