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Hello and thank you for using Just Answer,Forst the Form 8879 is the E-file document. It is not sent to the IRS (unless they request a copy) and does not give the tax preparer any signature authority over your return. As you must prepare an amended return you will need to wait as least until you know the original was accepted. The state can wait until you get the word on the federal. You can start checking on the status of your tax return w 4 weeks after you mail a paper return. If the return was e-filed (and that can be done till Oct 15th) you can check 24 hours later.
I would suspect that he returns were e-filed if the state refund was already processed.
You can check here Where’s My Refund?
That is teh IRS page for checking on the refund.
As soon as the federal processes you can amend both returns.
The state normally is "piggy backed" on the federal e-filing so that is why I think both were e-filed.
What legal action can I take against this accountant? You should certainly have the company make the corrections.
i was under the assumption that I had to sign form 8879 to give her permission to efile. I have not signed it yet she filed it anyway.
The Form 8879 is used for your electronic signature
And you should have signed the form.
The actions on her part were not correct as you have stated them.
So is there any legal action I can take?
Yes, you can take action against her for any additional tax or penalties and interest that you may have due to the situation.
You can also report teh actions to the IRS.
any idea on how to report the actions to the IRS?
Yes, first get your return situation completed then you would contact the CPA association (if they are a CPA)
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Let me get you the contact info for the IRS on reporting suspect tax preparers, one sec
To report suspected misconduct by your tax return preparer. Use Form 14157. Submit to the address on the Form 14157.
If the information submitted was not what you were advised, or your paid preparer filed a return or made changes to your return without your authorization. Instead, use Form 14157
AND Form 14157-A. Submit both to the address on the Form 14157-A.
ok, thanks. the other thing is she had left her company yet the 8879 still as her old company's name on it.
The company is the one to correct all this for you.
They have an obligation to complete the 1040X
she's not with them anymore
She worked there when the return was completed
no, not as far as I know
actually definitely not
she informed me of that in april when I called to find out what was going on
Well, you would want to get the returns corrected. You can do it yourself or go somewhere else
If the company name is XXXXX XXXXX return then they are responsible
i'm just worried as there is over a 10,000 refund due according to this and I have never gotten that much back! I'm worried about being red flagged!
That in it self would not flag
You still will have to wait til the IRS processes to amend
her name is XXXXX XXXXX return not the company. The company and her name is XXXXX XXXXX 8879
I would contact the company anyway. They would want to make it right if they are reputable.
ok, thank you
You are most welcome
Your positive rating is always thanks enough.