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Thursday, July 31, 2014

NY Governor Suspends 40 Tax Preparers for Not Filing Their Own Returns

New York Times, Governor’s Office Suspends 40 Tax Preparers for Not Filing Own Returns:

The governor’s office announced on Wednesday that it had suspended 40 tax preparers who, despite their profession, did not file personal income taxes.

The suspensions are part of a larger effort to regulate the tax preparation industry in the state, which serves over 7 million people and has been tarnished by examples of incompetence and fraud. The 40 people named in this round of suspensions were accused of a more mundane transgression: not filing their state income taxes in 2011 and 2012. ...

Some of the 40 preparers said on Wednesday that they had not been told of the suspensions, though a spokesman for the state’s Department of Taxation and Finance said all had been notified by certified mail and email.

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