PBS NewsHour

Is your tax preparer actually prepared?

Clip: 04/05/2014 | 8m 52s

Each year about 42 million tax returns are prepared by tax professionals who are unaccredited and unregulated by the IRS. After a plan to regulate them was struck down by a federal court last year, there's more regulation on hairdressers in most of the country. Critics say this leaves low-income taxpayers particularly vulnerable. But does licensing tax preparers mean tax preparation will improve?

Aired: 04/05/14

Rating: NR

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