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Can You Background Check Your Tax Preparer?

Can You Background Check Your Tax Preparer?

Considering you - the taxpayer - are solely responsible for following tax law, you might want to seriously consider doing a background check on your tax preparer. Once you sign your 1040, your tax preparer is off the hook for any mistakes. The Internal Revenue Service...

Can You Background Check Your Tax Preparer?

Beware of Bad Background Check Disclosure Forms

We’ve spent a great deal of Q4 and Q1 focusing on the enormous amount of class action lawsuits stemming from violations of background check law. We can’t stress this enough: If you’re not paying close attention to your internal background check procedures, or to the...

Can You Background Check Your Tax Preparer?

Background Check Rejected. Now What Does an Employer Do?

Well, this isn’t good. Shelly Shellyson looked so perfect on paper. She even blew your mind in the interview. Those credentials. That personality. A true team player with smarts and a sense of humor. She was going to be great. So you extended a verbal offer to Shelly...

Can You Background Check Your Tax Preparer?

FCRA Class Action Lawsuits Show No Signs of Slowing Down

A new FCRA class action lawsuit is offering more proof that improper background check procedures will land you in court… and could make you pay hefty settlement fees. This time, a Missouri man is alleging a business he applied to violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act...

Can You Background Check Your Tax Preparer?

How to Choose the Right Background Check Company for Your Business

Searching for the right background check company for your business is dizzying. The list of choices seems endless. Boutique companies. Online vendors. FBI fingerprints. Comprehensive checks. Social media screeners. International providers. Big name national players...