IRS has issued a form to ease taxpayers’ burden in filing complaints against tax preparers. If the intent is to eliminate unlicensed preparers and make the new Registered Return Preparers accountable, I guess it makes sense, but I am curious how the IRS will assess the validity of 14157 filings. We’ll have to wait and see. If it cleans up the industry, I’m all for it.
The IRS website has instructions and tips on how to file the complaint. The form was actually issued in July of 2011, but as tax season approaches they have issued a January 11, 2012 news release.