How to report bad tax preparer behavior to the IRS - Form 14157
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The two biggest tax preparation scams are:
1) Tax professionals who charge a percentage of your tax refund
2) A tax professional who deposits your refund in their own checking account
Both of these practices are not allowed and are huge red flags to the taxpayer.
If you have been a victim of identity theft, fraud, preparer misconduct or other unsavory behavior, you can report the tax professional to the IRS using form 14157. The form requests details of the complaint so the IRS enforcement can follow up.