I posted about this just recently on Facebook, but I felt the need to expand on the subject just a little more. The following statement was brought to my attention by an associate. This was a help wanted posting for tax preparers. It read:
“LOOKING FOR A SELF ,MOTIVATED PERSON WITH PEOPLE SKILLS, LOOKING TO EARN FULL-TIME MONEY IN 4 MONTHS TIME UP TO $5000 A MONTH OR MORE. YOU MUST BE AVAILABLE TO WORK MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY 9-6 PM IF YOU CHOOSE TO WORK ON THE WEEKENDS ITS A BETTER OPPORTUNITY FOR YOU TO MAKING A NICE INCOME, IF YOU ARE COMPUTER LITERATE TRAINING WILL BE EASY, SERIOUS INQUIRES ONLY.”
I feel this fits most average tax preparers out there. They are in this just to make the quick money during tax season. I am not against anybody joining this field and genuinely tying to help people. What worries me though, is there are some who are looking to quickly get into this industry, have people trust their hard earned time and money to them, just to have those people audited because their preparers did not understand the nuances of the IRS tax code or what their auditor are looking for. The IRS is no joke and have complicated laws and codes that takes serious time to master. Don’t trust your hard earned money to people who just want to take a quick tax class and then file your taxes. That is a quick way to get an audit. I have spent over 35 years of my life to this industry and built a team of experts to help you. It’s your money, so don’t trust tax preparers looking to make a quick buck off of it. Know your tax preparer. How did he get into this industry? Do they have a good reputation? How many years have they been doing taxes. It’s your money, so it matters compared to getting an audit down the line. To those who are looking to get into doing tax preparations, my advice is to study and know what you are getting into. You do not want one of your customers coming around and blaming you that they were audited.