Update: IRS Tables Background Check Decision on Preparers

Jason Morris

Last week my esteemed colleague, Nick Fishman, wrote about the IRS’ current state of background screening and fingerprinting for tax preparers.  According to Bloomberg, the IRS has decided to table the decision but is still considering the use of Consumer Reporting Agencies (CRA’s) to be a part of the process.

According to Bloomberg:

IRS will not go forward with fingerprinting of tax preparers as part of the background check that will determine if they are eligible to receive a preparer tax identification number, an IRS official says on a wide- ranging Tax Talk Today broadcast that covers 2011 filing changes. Preston Benoit, deputy director of the IRS’s Return Preparer Office, says that IRS has “tabled the fingerprinting option right now.” Instead a group has been formed to determine how to move forward, with consumer reporting agencies still a likely contender.

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Jason Morris

President & Chief Operating Officer at EmployeeScreenIQ
A veteran screening and risk management professional, Jason Morris founded EmployeeScreenIQ in 1999 and acts as the company’s chief operating officer and president. Morris is a frequent speaker delivering captivating, interactive discussions on background checks, global screening, recruitment and staffing. He educates audiences in best practice initiatives as they relate to organizational employment screening programs. Morris has been quoted in numerous business and industry publications including The Wall Street Journal, MSNBC.com, USA Today, New York Times, among others. He is also a licensed private investigator in the states of Ohio, Illinois, New Jersey, Texas, Arizona and Nevada.
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