My tax accountant filed my tax return incorrectly. What are my rights?

what if i filed my taxes incorrectly

I went to a different accountant than usual last year to have my tax return prepared. I'm single, have no dependents, but he put me down as head of household. This was filed electronically, so I didn't see the documents until after the fact. And I figured, he knows what he's doing. But it bothered. show more I went to a different accountant than usual last year to have my tax return prepared. I'm single, have no dependents, but he put me down as head of household. This was filed electronically, so I didn't see the documents until after the fact. And I figured, he knows what he's doing.

But it bothered me, and went back to the guy who prepared my 2005 tax return.

After learning that I may owe the IRS money and that there may be a penalty (how much is it usually?!), what are my rights against the crook who filed my return last year?

What can I reasonably demand from the crook aside from him refunding his fee for (faulty) tax preparation.

Thanks for any advice. As you can image, I'm mighty ticked off.

Update: I do consider myself head of my household, but the IRS clearly defines someone as HOH if they have dependents--which I do not. I have always been filed by my REAL accountant as single. The REAL accountant advised that CROOK basically made up numbers (as if I would know this, I am not math inclined) so that I. show more I do consider myself head of my household, but the IRS clearly defines someone as HOH if they have dependents--which I do not. I have always been filed by my REAL accountant as single.

The REAL accountant advised that CROOK basically made up numbers (as if I would know this, I am not math inclined) so that I would get a bigger return.

But one thing I don't see anywhere--how is the "penalty" assessed? On the amount owed to the IRS? Or is it a flat rate for everyone who owes?

I am well aware that I am responsible for the tax return and its contents, but when you don't understand what's "in it". I'd like to be blissfully ignorant but that just scares me too damn much.

Source: answers.yahoo.com

Category: Taxes

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