U.S. tax law is an ever-changing set of rules and regulations with varying implications depending on the individual or business tax situation. Regardless of tax law complexity, YOU as a taxpayer, are ultimately responsible for accurate reporting and payment of your tax obligation. Things to consider in hiring a tax professional:
- Did you know that only an Enrolled Agent, CPA or Attorney can represent you before the IRS ? (these are all Federally or State licensed professionals)
- Did you know that an unlicensed tax preparer has little or no regulatory requirements regarding ethics or education?
- Did you know that self-prepared returns through tax software programs or online services do not protect you if there were errors due to incorrect input of information – intentional or not?
- Would you know who to call if you receive ANY type of State or Federal tax notice?
Linda D. Smith is an Enrolled Agent & Licensed Tax Professional