why shouldn’t tax practitioners be regulated? ask congress.
what do lawyers, cpas, truck drivers, and beauticians have that many tax preparers don’t?
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or, to use other words, proven competence. the tax preparation industry is a mixed bag of highly skilled and credentialed professionals, less skilled newbies trying to learn the trade on the job, and charlatans skilled in not much more than ripping off the unsuspecting or, at best, doing a slapdash job.