Ill number 5: There are some preparers that urge customers to sign documents without reading them. In some instances, this can extend to signing a blank income tax return.
Remedy: Do not sign a blank return, period. For a completed return, read it over and ask questions before you sign anything, especially when someone tells you that you do not have to read it. In addition, unless you understand the document that the preparer places in front of you requesting your signature, do not sign other preparer paperwork.