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The wide world of tax pros
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The wide world of tax pros © Jeanette Dietl/Shutterstock.com

The wide world of tax pros

Individual taxpayers find tax return preparation so confusing that many pay a professional to do it for them. The IRS says that in 2015, tax professionals helped individuals e-file more than 78 million returns. But which tax preparer should you choose?

Different types of tax preparation professionals have varying degrees of training and experience. A few states regulate tax preparers. The IRS also has begun a system to track and, in some cases, test tax preparers.

But it is the responsibility of taxpayers to determine which tax pro is best for their personal tax situations.

Read on to find out about your tax preparer choices.

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