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The Jason Dinesen Plan for Preparer Regulation

By | August 11th, 2015|Categories: Editorial Commentary|Tags: , , , |

One accountant's opinion on how tax preparers should be regulated.

Why an LPA?

By | August 18th, 2014|Categories: Editorial Commentary|Tags: , , |

If Enrolled Agents are Liechtenstein, LPAs are Luxembourg

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Why is the AICPA Filing a Lawsuit Against Lame IRS Preparer Program?

By | July 21st, 2014|Categories: Editorial Commentary|Tags: , , , |

We all get gold stars in the IRS's new "Annual Filing Season Program." Woo hoo. Time to wade into the IRS preparer regulation fray again. The IRS is plowing forward with a voluntary program for tax preparers that falls well short of "regulation." And for some reason, the AICPA has filed a lawsuit against the [...]

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Am I a Hypocrite on Preparer Regulation?

By | March 31st, 2014|Categories: Editorial Commentary|Tags: , , , |

Here's something that's been bothering me: I oppose government regulation of tax preparers. There's a strong argument against more government intervention. And there's a high likelihood that the regulation would be a failure. And there's also a strong argument that Enrolled Agents would be hurt because we'd fall further to the fringes of the tax world. [...]