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|Posted on August 19, 2015 at 2:30 PM|
The state of Iowa taxes some or all of a Federal Tax Refund from the prior year. This being said, Tax Professionals in Iowa need to see a copy of the prior year Federal Tax Return in order to get the correct amounts on the current return. This allows for us as professionals to skim over your prior return looking for areas that could use a closer look.
If, when you had your prior year return prepared, you felt uncomfortable with your professional this could be a reason for you to have it reviewed. Don't leave unclaimed cash on the table because you thought your return was correct when it was completed! Most Tax Professionals have very little training and some are so over worked that even the most basic of credits and deductions end of getting overlooked.
I have seen more returns where the client will actually owe back taxes when reviewed because basic tax laws were overlooked. These returns should be corrected as if the Federal or State finds these mistakes and corrects them you may be liable for interest and penalties for the mistakes that they find. This can bring large financial troubles at future dates.
Take your return to another office, find an Enrolled Agent or a CPA. Enrolled Agents are permitted to practice before the IRS and specialize in tax law. CPAs can also represent taxpayers before the IRS but there are only a handful that specialize in income tax so ask questions to get the best professional for your needs.
Most firms will do a review of your prior return for a small fee, some will offer the review for free to new clients with a paid current year return. Excel Tax and Consulting offers a free review of the current year and one prior year. The only charge is if you need to correct it due to errors.
If you have any questions on your returns please don't hesitate to call or stop in!