It’s less than a month from the April 15th due date for filing 2008 income tax returns and the Internal Revenue Service is offering some advice to anyone who might need some help filling out those forms.
Michael Devine with the IRS in St. Louis says some low-income earners might be eligible for help from the IRS, itself, but others are responsible for their own tax filing. And, he says a tax professional might be called upon to help out. But he cautions the taxpayer should be careful when choosing a tax preparer.
Devine points out the taxpayer whose signature is on the bottom line is the person who – at the end of the day – is responsible for the accuracy of the return, so it is important to select a preparer with a good reputation.