8 Questions to Ask Your Tax Preparer

How to Spot a Pro

More than 60 years ago Albert Einstein observed that the hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax. Sadly, today’s situation is far worse. With the current complexity of the Internal Revenue Service Code it is estimated that more than 60% of American households use paid tax preparers. How do you go about finding the right tax preparer for you? As with any other professional, like a doctor or dentist, the best place to start looking for a tax professional is within your own circle. Ask for referrals. The only time you should ever accept tax advice from a family member, friend, neighbor, or co-worker is when it comes to choosing a tax preparer. Here are some questions to ask a prospective tax preparer. Photo Credit: Getty Images