Public survey says: License and test all tax preparersby Lester Bahr, CPA on 01/26/16
A recent survey of slightly more than 1000 people found that the public wants all tax preparers to be tested and licensed. Specifically:
4 out of 5 surveyed support requiring paid tax preparers to pass a test administered by the government.
83% support paid preparer licensing requirements administered by a state agency that would also accept and resolve complaints and enforce consumer protections.
There is a big difference in the quality of tax preparation filing services