Whenever tax season approaches, people race to find a qualified professional to aid in the filing of their taxes. If you are trying to find the best professional to do the job for you, then there are a few things you should know.
First, there are three types of tax professionals you can hire to help you with the filing of taxes. Tax lawyers, accountants, and enrolled agents are the three types of professionals who can aid in the preparation of your taxes. Tax lawyers can also represent you in any potential issues you may face with the IRS. These filers are each regulated by a different organization, however. You should know the organization that regulates each group of professionals so you can find the best professionals in your area.
The American Bar Association is responsible for regulating the professional behavior of tax attorneys. You can check which filers have been disbarred by going to the American Bar Association website. You always want to make sure that attorney filers are in good standing with the American Bar Association. If you hire an attorney who has been disbarred, then you may be hiring someone who will file your taxes in an unethical way.
Being thorough in researching tax filers is important. Ultimately, the IRS holds you accountable for the choices you make in the filing of your taxes. If you decide to hire a person who tries to claim fraudulent credits on your behalf, then you will face the consequences of this decision. You may end up having an audit completed by the IRS. The IRS may decide to pursue certain claims against you. You may even end up having to go to federal tax court to explain the reasons for why you filed a certain tax return. Be thorough in choosing your tax filer.