Smelly Stinky Nefarious Tax Practice – New Home
Smelly Stinky Nefarious Tax Practice – New Home is SmellyStinkyEA.com which is a website where we intend to highlight several situations where egregious examples of tax practice at its worst that we believe need to be eradicated. They include:
Abuses of the OVDP Program and advisors offering US tax advice without being part of the US tax system.
“Unprofessional, incompetent or outright fraudulent conduct relating to the representation of taxpayers in connection with tax collection issues.”
Unprofessional, incompetent or outright fraudulent conduct representation in connection with California’s commercial cannabis industry.
While the basics of the regulation of US tax professionals will remain on this site, the bulk of future activity relating to this topic will be moved to the Smelly Stinky EA site.
Just to restate some of the basic observations:
Validation of Circular 230 Tax Professional Credentials
Certified Public Accountants
The first step when you consider engaging a tax professional is verification of their credentials and review of professional disciplinary history. The tools available to perform that task include cpaverify.org is a CPA lookup tool populated by official state regulatory data sent from Boards of Accountancy to a central database. The website represents the first ever single-source national database of licensed ‘ and CPA firms. Determine a CPA or CPA firm’s credentials without having to search each of the 55 Boards of Accountancy website individually. Regulation CPAs Accountants Tax Pros
Enrolled Agent Validation
The Internal Revenue Service provides a tool for the validation of Enrolled Agent credentials. Need to verify whether someone is an enrolled agent? You may email requests for enrolled agent status verification directly to [email protected]. Please include the following information in your request:
- First and Last Name
- Complete Address (if available)
- Enrolled Agent Number (if available)
Attorney License Look Up
Lawyer Legion is our “go to” for attorney license lookups for all fifty states, legal associations, legal specialty credentials, and quick links for basic legal research. When seeking detailed access to information about members of the California Bar, you can find that here.