Column: Protect yourself from shady tax preparation

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By Sen. Joe Hune

Just the other day I received a letter from the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MACPA) announcing the re-launch of their taxpayer awareness campaign. This is an effort to protect Michiganders from fraudulent tax return preparation.

To help protect Michigan residents, the MACPA has distributed to my office their Top Ten Questions to Ask a Tax Preparer: Tips, Hints & Warning Signs brochure.

This free brochure provides helpful tips that residents should keep in mind when hiring a tax preparer.

The MACPA was nice enough to provide my office with many of these helpful brochures, and I would like to offer them to anyone who may want further information on how best to protect themselves from shady tax preparers and preparations.

If you have any further questions, please email my office at SenJHune@senate.michigan.gov or dial toll-free 1-855-563-4863 and my staff will be happy to assist you.

Furthermore, a full list of tax changes can be found at www.michigan.gov/treasury.