Protect Yourself From Preparer Fraud

Most tax return preparers are honest and provide good service to their clients; however, there may be some who take advantage of unsuspecting customers.

Here are some things to watch for:  

A tax preparer should never do any of the following:

For advice on finding a competent tax professional, see the IRS Tips for Choosing a Tax Preparer

If you suspect fraud, see how to Report Iowa Tax Fraud