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The taxpayer is ultimately responsible for anything that is inside a tax return.
If they represented to you the expenses, to your knowledge that was correct. It's ultimately on the taxpayer to be responsible for the contents
Unless you helped the customer fabricate expenses, or knowlingly filed a false tax return, you will be fine'
It's not up to the tax preparer to ascertain the correctness of the return...you just take what the client gives you
So I would not worry in your situation.
That is what I figured. To cover myself a little further I sent him an email stating that what was entered and if it was wrong he should amend the return. He never responded but I did tell him what he should do.
Yes, just keep that email.
Is there anything else that I can assist you with today?
I did! I guess it is his word versus mine? I have the email as proof so that should cover me
You should be just fine. The tax return is their responsibility, not yours. Also, if you wanted to read more about dealing with the IRS, I would suggest books by Dan Pilla
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