Shulman Says IRS Will Focus on ‘High Risk’ Return Preparers

Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Douglas Shulman said the agency will place greater focus on return preparers it identifies as “high risk.”

“Beginning soon, the IRS will send letters to tax return preparers who have been identified as high risk,” Shulman said at a conference in Washington sponsored by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. “The letters are intended to bring to these return preparers’ attention that we’ve noticed some questionable traits” on some of their returns.

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