FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Vancouver, BC – As the tax deadline looms many people are thinking about hiring a tax professional to help with the refund process. Better Business Bureau would like to remind tax payers to do their homework before hiring a professional to crunch the numbers.
“Most tax professionals are qualified, reliable and honest,” says Evan Kelly, Senior Communications Advisor for BBB Serving Mainland BC. “But it is well worth the time to look for a qualified, dependable and trustworthy service to avoid problems during and after consumers hand over their documents.”
Your BBB has some tips for selecting a reputable tax expert:
Once your income tax return is prepared, make certain the preparer has signed it and get a copy and payment receipt for your records. Also review the return before signing it and ask for clarification of any entries you don’t understand.
Beware of Tax Scams!
Scams using the Canada Revenue Agency as a backdrop have been a huge problem over the past year. In fact, BBB’s across Canada labeled the CRA Tax Scam the number one scam of the year for 2015.
Thousands of people have been duped into believing they owe taxes to the government after receiving threatening phone calls and questionable phishing emails.
BBB reminds you:
Evan Kelly, Senior Communications Advisor BBB Serving Mainland BC 604-488-8702 email@example.com 404-788 Beatty Street Vancouver, BC V6B 2M1
For more than 100 years, Better Business Bureau has been helping people find businesses and brands they can trust. In 2014, people turned to BBB more than 165 million times for BBB Business Reviews, all available for free at bbb.org. BBB Serving Mainland B.C., founded in 1939 and serving the Lower Mainland, Thompson-Okanagan, Northern, Central and Southern Interior BC, and the Yukon, is one of 112 local, independent BBBs across North America. In 2014, consumers turned to BBB Serving Mainland B.C. more than 1.8 million times for Business Reviews and processed 7,500 complaints.