On the tax blog-o-sphere, those of us who work in the field go round-and-round periodically, debating whether or not the regulation of tax preparers is a good idea. We know that the IRS thinks it’s a good idea. But one obvious question hasn’t been asked: if the IRS thinks that licensing of tax preparers is […]
UPDATE 1/10/14: Robert Flach has responded to this post with his own post, which you can find here. In response to his question to me at the end of his post: (D)oes this post change your opinion in any way? And what about my idea for a 2-tiered program? I am opposed to the 2-tiered program. Any […]
I’m glad tax season is over. This was my fifth tax season on my own, and it’s the first time where I can honestly say, I didn’t have fun during the season. It wasn’t all bad, of course. There was good along the way. But taken as a whole, tax season 2013 was mostly unpleasant. […]
Some people say CPAs and attorneys should be required to pass a basic competency exam before they can prepare tax returns. I disagree.
A husband-wife tax preparation team from Clive, and their three businesses, have been permanently barred from preparing tax returns again. From the Department of Justice press release: A federal court has permanently barred Howard Musin, his wife Jill Schwartz-Musin and their three companies from preparing federal tax returns for others, the Justice Department announced today. […]