My tax preparer made a mistake. What can I do now?

Mistakes happen. Here are the steps you can take to get things back  in order in the event your tax preparer makes an error on your income  tax return.

Make Sure It’s the Preparer’s Fault

Before you start pointing fingers at the tax preparer, make sure they’re the one who made the mistake.

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Check Your Contract

Once you’re certain the tax preparer made a mistake, take a look at the contract you signed with them.

Contact the Preparer

The next step would be to contact the tax preparer to alert them of  the mistake and to provide them with any related correspondence from the  IRS.

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If the mistake is substantial — and not your fault — you’ll need to convince the IRS of the tax preparer’s negligence.

Notify the IRS and Professional Organizations


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