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Whether you’re already a tax preparer or you’re looking to become one, you need a firm grasp of the tax concepts on which individual taxation is based. We created the Wiley Tax Preparer as a refresher for the experienced tax preparer, and as a readable guide for the less-experienced tax preparer.

This timely guide is an essential tax resource providing you with useful information on tax principles and filing requirements that a preparer must know to complete a 1040 series return and associated schedules. You’ll refer to it time and again, for information about:

Practices and Procedures

Penalties to be assessed by the IRS against a preparer for disregard of the rules and regulations
Furnishing a copy of a return to a taxpayer
Safeguarding taxpayer information

Treatment of Income and Assets

Taxability of wages, salaries, tips, and other earnings
Reporting requirements of Social Security benefits
Determination of basis of assets

Deductions and Credits

Medical and dental expenses
Types of interest and tax payments
Child and dependent care credit

Other Taxes

Alternative Minimum Tax
Self-Employment Tax

Preliminary Work and Collection of Taxpayer Data

Collecting a taxpayer’s filing information and determining their status
Determine filing requirements, including extensions and amended returns
Personal exemptions and dependents

Completion of the Filing Process

Check return for completeness and accuracy
Tax withholding, payment and refund options, and estimated tax payments
Explaining and reviewing the tax return

Ethics and Circular 230

Preparer’s due diligence for accuracy of representations made to clients and the IRS
Sanctions that may be imposed under Circular 230
Rules governing authority to practice before the IRS

If you’re looking for a practical guide to the principles behind Form 1040, look no further. The Wiley Tax Preparer is the most accessible guide to understanding how complex tax laws affect individual taxpayers.

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Wiley; 2nd edition (March 25, 2013)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 576 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1118072626
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1118072622
Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 3.12 pounds
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 8.5 x 1.3 x 10.8 inches


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