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How to Select a Tax Preparer

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September 2009 - How to Select an Income Tax Return Preparer, FTB 982, is an educational tool for taxpayers. We, working in conjunction with the IRS, gathered these tips for taxpayers to consider when they are looking for a tax professional:

  • Avoid preparers who guarantee that they can obtain a larger refund than other preparers.
  • Determine who will prepare your return before contracting for service.
  • Select a preparer who will be available to assist you in the future.

To learn more about how to select an income tax preparer, go to, and search for FTB 982. The brochure is available in English and Spanish.

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