Update: IRS Tables Background Check Decision on Preparers
January 12, 2012
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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