Only 4 states regulate paid tax preparers. A recent consumer survey found most taxpayers think that all tax pros should be licensed.
Thinking about hiring a tax pro? Finding a good one is a major problem for many taxpayers, according to a recent tax season evaluation by some consumer groups.
As taxpayers look to finally file their 2012 returns, a lawsuit challenging IRS regulation of paid preparers is being fought.
Electricians are licensed. So are plumbers. Even my hairdresser has to get an official piece of paper from the State of Texas before she can cut hair for a living. But in most states, it doesn’t take any formal OK for folks to hang out a shingle declaring they are tax professionals. The Internal Revenue