Visiting Preparers Filing Highly Questionable Returns

Another tier of our Preparer Compliance Program is educational visits to preparers. A revenue agent and criminal investigator visit preparers who filed EITC claims with a high chance of error. The visits are educational. The goal is to help preparers understand the errors and how to avoid them. See EITC Preparer Compliance-Focused and Tiered  for information on other parts of the program.

During these outreach and education visits, agents


We do not charge these preparers penalties because of these visits. But, we monitor the claims they file to find out if accuracy improves. If a preparer's claims do not show improvement, we may do a due diligence audit. Read more about due diligence audits.

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Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 09-Jul-2014