What questions should you ask when you are choosing a tax preparer? How do you avoid getting scammed? How can you be sure that your preparer is licensed?
These are all important questions.
Verification is easy, and now you can verify a tax professional's licensing and PTIN right on the IRS website. Check this official list of preparers on the IRS website; you can search using their last name. This resource is for taxpayers who want to verify that their preparer has a valid PTIN. This is also a good place for tax professionals to verify that they are on the IRS' current list of preparers.
Taxpayers can refer to this great Forbes Article that includes 12 Questions that Taxpayers Should Ask Their Tax Professional. Happy reading!