At this time of year, every year, a variety of taxes. And one of the most common that we see during the tax season is that of the crooked tax advisor. While most tax professionals are no less than honest and ethical, there are still a few that show up every year at this time to do harm. To prevent you from being cheated by one of these unscrupulous people, you should pay attention to some red flags when preparing your tax return.
If the refund amount you receive seems too good to be true, assume that this is likely to be the case. Such behavior can attract more clients to the tax advisor during the tax season.
A tax return is a legal document. Make sure you take the same precautions as any other legal document before signing your tax return. While it can be time consuming to review every line in your tax return, every taxpayer is responsible for the information documented in their tax return regardless of who created it. The tax advisor does not require any documents.
All elements in your tax return should be provided with legitimate documents. If your returnee simply enters numbers without referring to your support documents, this is a sure sign that you should probably take your company somewhere else.