Another tier of our Preparer Compliance Program is pre-filing educational visit to preparers, known as Knock and Talk visits. A revenue agent and criminal investigator visit those who prepared EITC claims with a high chance of error. The goal is to help preparers understand and avoid EITC errors. See EITC Preparer Compliance-Focused and Tiered for information on other parts of the program.
During these outreach and education visits, agents
Knock and talk visits don't result in penalties, but, we continue to monitor the claims the preparers complete to verify that accuracy improves. If a preparer's EITC claims do not show improvement, we may conduct a due diligence audit during the next filing season. Read more about due diligence audits.