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How to tell if your tax preparer is a crook

Mar 15, 2017 - Washington Post Blogs

You want to save money on the cost of preparing your taxes, so you use a guy your friend recommends. The tax preparer has a reputation for getting people big refunds.

You're excited because you've got some bills you need to pay off and you've been promising yourself and your family that this is the year you'll take a five-star vacation.

During your session, you tell the guy you donated some stuff to charity. You're not sure how much the items were worth. The guy puts down a value tha...