Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Enrolled Agent Suspended

An enrolled agent has been suspended from practice before the Internal Revenue Service by the Office of Professional Responsibility for not performing services related to offers in compromise paid for by taxpayers. In IR 2009-35 the IRS states that the enrolled agent admitted a lack of due diligence in representing the taxpayers. The announcement also states: "The IRS is taking a closer look at tax resolution companies, and is also litigating known OIC abuses to ensure that tax professionals fulfill their legal and ethical obligations to their clients in dealing with IRS tax matters".
It is time more action is taken against those who represent taxpayers before the IRS and do not perform work in a competent and professional manner.