I've been having major issues with my accountant this year. She has had my information since February. I contacted her a few days before April 15th as I hadn't heard from or received my return
from her and was told yes, they have been filed and I would be getting a refund. Which in itself, I was not too happy about as I had no chance to review them. Fast forward to this month. I was out of the country until the end of June and when I got home, still no return or refund. I contacted my accountant who said she would get my returns to me in the mail and also send me a pdf copy. Waited a week and nothing. Contacted her again and was told the same. Waited another week and still nothing. I contacted the IRS
and my state
and was told nothing had been filed. Contacted my accountant and she said she would get in touch with the tax software
company. I asked for a proof of delivery along with my returns, waited another week and still nothing. Finally I received my returns in the mail yesterday (they had only been mailed 2 days previous) yet no proof of delivery to the IRS. I found many mistakes on my federal
and left her a message immediately. This morning I discovered my refund from the state has been deposited. This has me very worried as now I'll have to file an amended return
due to the mistakes on the federal. Which I still don't know if that one has been filed or not. What legal action can I take against this accountant? Enclosed in my returns are Forms
8879 which gives her signature authorization and I have not signed them.