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Many tax credits renewed for 2012

...make going it alone on tax day costly. Experts say people should seek some guidance, whether it's from a professional tax preparer, up-to-date software programs or tax guides, before filing returns.More than 90 percent of taxpayers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-01-27/many-tax-credits-renewed-2
A bloated behemoth

...wily filer finds loopholes others don't. Study after study after study has shown that neither the IRS nor professional tax preparers can agree on what the tax code says. Audits of the IRS's Tax Assistance Centers show the agency representatives...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/04/15/edi_520448.shtml
Editorials
Filing electronically speeds refund

...electronically, you can either use your computer with an IRS-approved tax-preparation software program or go to a professional tax preparer. To sign the returns, use a five-digit Personal Identification Number that you select. To authenticate...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/01/25/bus_508911.shtml
Business
Push made for electronic tax returns

...capability to accept electronically filed tax returns from individual taxpayers. They must be sent in batches by professional tax preparers, software manufacturers or online preparation providers. Responding to concern that making it easier for taxpayers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/04/13/fin_77339.shtml
Finance
Cheating on taxes becomes bigger taboo

...people are being honest, has a big influence," he said. Wagner said one factor could be that taxpayers and professional tax preparers may be responding to IRS efforts to close tax shelters and increase audits. "It calls to mind an old adage...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/03/06/liv_65581.shtml
Life & style
Search around in looking for trustworthy tax preparer

Most Americans will get assistance from a professional tax preparer or tax software when filing their taxes this year. Better Business Bureau urges taxpayers to use caution when selecting tax preparation...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/your-business/2010-02-21/search-aroun
Your Business | Business
Final recommendations for rewriting tax laws delivered

...the lines on a standard income tax return, also cutting in half the number of taxpayers who need to hire a professional tax preparer. The panel determined that tax breaks for homeownership and employees' health insurance could be changed to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/11/02/fin_18558.shtml
Finance
Tax preparers look for young filers

...math-smart." With millions of similarly nonchalant teens and twentysomethings across the country, accountants and professional tax preparers have found a prime demographic for industry growth. They're offering free and cheap services, enticing them...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/02/28/bus_445402.shtml
Business
IRS flunks tax probe

...With a simpler code, Americans wouldn't have to shell out hundreds, in some cases thousands, of dollars to professional tax preparers. Last week's revelation concerning the degree of incompetent IRS advice just provides more evidence of the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/09/18/edi_388613.shtml
Editorials
Tax cuts make forms longer

...taxpayers to fill out 13 more lines on next year's forms - a new level of complexity sure to be a boon for professional tax preparers but a bane for people who fill out their own returns. The Internal Revenue Service has started work on new...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/09/13/fin_387147.shtml
Finance