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.

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