• Sign the return as the preparer.
• Enter their IRS Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN).
• Provide you with a copy of the return.
For tips about choosing a preparer, red flags, details on preparer qualifications and information on how and when to make a complaint, taxpayers can visit www.irs.gov/chooseataxpro. IRS.gov also has general information on reporting tax fraud.
More specifically, report abusive tax preparers to the IRS on Form 14157, Complaint: Tax Return Preparer. Download Form 14157 and fill it out or order by mail at 800-TAX FORM (800-829-3676). The form includes a return address.