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- Use the “Where’s My Refund?” Tool
- Itemize or Choose the Standard Deduction
Henry A. Malakian has completed the requirements necessary to become an IRS Registered Tax Return Preparer (RTRP). With his outstanding knowledge he passed his test on his first try and was granted his RTRP on May 25, 2012. Besides being granted for his RTRP he is also a California Tax Education Council member (CTEC).
In California, tax prepares are required to be registered to prepare taxes. When you are paying someone to prepare your tax return, make sure they have right to do.
It's important to find qualified tax professionals to prepare and file your tax returns. Unqualified tax preparers may overlook legitimate deductions or credits that could cause you to pay more tax. Unqualified preparers may also make costly mistakes causing you to incur assessed deficiencies, penalties, and interest. Below are some suggestions to consider when hiring a tax professional:
A paid preparer must sign the return and provide copies.
Be cautions of tax preparers who claim they can obtain larger refunds than other preparers.
Beware of a preparer who bases fees on a percentage of the amount of the refund.
Most reputable preparers will request to see your receipts and will ask you multiple questions to determine your qualifications for expenses, deductions and other items.
Choose a preparer you will be able to contact and one who will be responsive to your needs.