- a new client looking for help after receiving a letter or notice from the IRS.
- a small business owner trying to get a loan, but when questioned about their return, they admit what’s reported isn’t really true.
- a member of the community bragging about the huge refund they got.
The IRS is looking for victims of “ghost tax preparers” who are willing to share their experiences.
- The IRS can provide guidance, ethical tax practitioners can help clean up the mess, but people telling their stories of how they were harmed make the biggest difference in touching others.
- We know this can be embarrassing.
- We acknowledge these “ghost tax preparers” are often someone they were referred to, who are in their community.
- We’re hoping that people knowing they can make a difference in protecting those who could otherwise suffer the same consequences will be motived to come forward.
Who can you reach out to with this information?
- Please email or call Stakeholder Liaison Gerry Kelly-Brenner at Geraldine.Kelly-Brenner@irs.gov or 510‑907-5341 to discuss this further.
- If the person wants to remain anonymous in sharing their experience, we will support them in their request.