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This is the definition of hypocrisy.The I.R.S. wants to regulate tax preparers to "reduce errors".
The Internal Revenue Service plans to test, register and screen people who get paid to prepare tax returns, stepping into a virtually unregulated business on which millions of Americans depend for crucial financial services.
The agency wants to crack down on preparers who do shoddy or fraudulent work and create a way for consumers to make more informed choices -- though the moves could increase the cost of having tax returns prepared.
Yet, the I.R.S. question error rate error rate for questions answered is, I think, 40% 20%, AND, it has been ruled that if you base your return on answers the I.R.S. gave you, and the answers were wrong, you are still liable for the tax AND penalty if the I.R.S. audits you and finds the error!