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New IRS Tool Can Help Clients Find a Tax Preparer

SOURCE: IRS Special Edition Tax Tip 2015-01 The IRS has launched a new, online public directory of tax return preparers. Now taxpayers can use this tool to help them select a tax return preparer with the credentials and qualifications that they prefer. Here are some of the key features of the new Directory of Federal Tax Return Preparers with Credentials and…
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Protect Yourself and Your Employees; Be Sure You are Using the Correct PTIN

Verify that the Preparer Tax Identification Numbers (PTINs) you enter into your tax software for yourself and your employees are correct. Using an incorrect PTIN could lead to penalties and unnecessary contact with IRS. What Can I Do to Protect my EFIN and PTIN? EFIN To protect your practice, the IRS suggests that you check your account to verify that you filed…