Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 3:22 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

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.

Thursday, January 24, 2013 2:38 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

As taxpayers look to finally file their 2012 returns, a lawsuit challenging IRS regulation of paid preparers is being fought.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011 8:14 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

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