Ill number 2: Tax preparers that fail to provide copies of the completed tax return to their clients. This opens the door for potential problems in the future, especially if the preparer "inflated" figures to maximize the client's refund. If an Internal Revenue Service examination or audit took place, the customer is hard pressed to dispute anything on the return they never received a copy of. The assumption is that the customer saw it, checked it, and finding no fault, signed off on the information submitted.
Remedy: Before you commence tax return preparation, ask and confirm that you will receive a copy of your return before you leave. If after preparation, the preparer does not offer a copy, remind him or her that you would like to get a copy of your return now, since the work is done. Unless you know the preparer and trust him that you will be able to get a copy later, it is not a good idea to leave without obtaining a copy of your return. The return has information on it that will prove to be beneficial in the future, or even more so, may lack information or have incorrect information that you may not know about until it is too late.