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IRS Commissioner Daniel Werfel said Monday in a letter to leaders of the Senate Finance Committee that the agency would renew its effort to crack down on predatory (or bad) preparers.


  1. Who does the IRS plan to focus its fire power on?
  2. The Washington Post, last month, reported that although more than 112,000 people have reported fraud or misconduct by their tax preparers over the past decade, how many have the IRS disbarred?
  3. How many preparers have faced criminal charges?


Weil, J. (2023). IRS vows to crack down on predatory preparers, change audit strategy. The Washington Post, Sep. 18 (Retrievable online at