Tax preparer and CPA defense

Did you know: More than 500 return preparers were put out of business by the US Justice Department’s Tax Division and the IRS in the last 10 years?  What’s more, state and other federal regulators often go after an individual preparer following any IRS case, putting even more risk on the person. 

Accountants and tax preparers can find themselves under the scrutiny of both clients and regulatory bodies for the work they do. Dealing with such matters is inevitable for most in the profession.  CPA’s, Enrolled Agents, Attorneys, and non-registered return preparers may encounter such problems as injunctions, preparer or promoter penalties,and criminal or ethics investigations. 

You don’t have to go it alone when it happens. Our team is well versed in IRS Tax Preparer penalties, including 6694(a) and (b), 6695, injunctions, criminal investigations, and ethics counseling. We can also provide expert CPA licensure defense for a wide array of matters, including California Board of Accountancy (CBA) investigations and Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) audits. We’ve worked with tax preparers and accountants throughout the United States. Put us to work for you.

Preparer penalties and injunctions

Preparer penalties can be imposed against attorneys, CPAs, licensed and unlicensed tax return preparers. Injunctions against tax return preparers are sought against preparers who consistently take part in conduct that the IRS deems as being improper. LEARN MORE

Criminal Investigations

The IRS pursues thousands of prosecutions each year for tax fraud and tax evasion. Tax preparers are frequently the target of these types of criminal investigations. LEARN MORE

License Discipline

The Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) supports the IRS’s goal to enhance the enforcement of tax laws by making sure that tax professionals adhere to the standards of tax practice and the rules that govern these standards as set out in Circular 230. Circular 230 consists of the “rules of engagement” for tax practice. LEARN MORE