Do you know if your preparer is legitimate?
There are clues.
If you pay anyone to prepare your return, they MUST have a PTIN
(Preparer Tax Identification Number).
The PTIN is formatted as P00000000
an eight digit number preceded by the letter "P".
If you suspect your preparer was not a legitimate paid preparer,
take a look and see if they put their PTIN on the return.
Click on the following links to see where the PTIN is located.