It's a holiday week, so I'm re-publishing popular blog posts from the past. New material resumes next Tuesday the 10th. This post from almost exactly 2 years ago features me going on an editorial rant about the IRS's "Directory of Federal Tax Return Preparers with Credentials and Select Qualifications." Looking at this again with 2 years [...]
In 2012, I wrote that new IRS requirements on preparers regarding earned income credit claims would drive up fees. That's been the case, but it's not as bad as I had predicted.