2. Examine Credentials

The only people who can legally represent taxpayers in Internal Revenue Service issues are attorneys, certified public accounts, and enlisted/enrolled agents. These tax professionals can represent you in audits, collections, and appeals. Other tax return preparers can only represent taxpayers for audits of returns that they have prepared themselves. This means that if a mistake was identified in the last year’s tax obligation information, your present tax solutions provider can represent you and even guard you against additional losses, only if s/he has earned the appropriate credentials.

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