I had my tax returns prepared, and I don’ t think the CPA did a good job. I have not signed the forms nor have i provided the original copies of my various financial statements. Can I ask someone else to do them and discard the “first draft”?
Absolutely. If you didn’t sign or authorize the e-file of the returns, you can shred them and start all over.
Remember that it’s your signature on the line at the bottom of that return so you need to be comfortable with what’s on the return. Obviously, this is easier when you know and trust your preparer. For some tips on choosing a tax preparer, see this prior post.
Like any good lawyer, I need to add a disclaimer: unfortunately, it is impossible to offer comprehensive tax info over the internet, no matter how well researched or written. And remember, I love my readers but having me bookmarked on your computer doesn’t make you a client: before relying on any information given on this site, contact a tax professional to discuss your particular situation.
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