15 episodes

When it comes to selecting a tax preparer, the stakes are high. The thought of potential mistakes or falling victim to fraud can be daunting. But fear not! Join Ray Davis as he hosts an exciting podcast series packed with insightful discussions. Tune in to hear real tax scam stories shared by tax professionals, get a sneak peek into the world of enforcement specialists who knock on doors, and so much more. Engage with us now and uncover the secrets of the tax world!Visit ctec.org for more information. Also in Spanish at contribuyentecudese.org...

Taxpayer Beware California Tax Education Council

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When it comes to selecting a tax preparer, the stakes are high. The thought of potential mistakes or falling victim to fraud can be daunting. But fear not! Join Ray Davis as he hosts an exciting podcast series packed with insightful discussions. Tune in to hear real tax scam stories shared by tax professionals, get a sneak peek into the world of enforcement specialists who knock on doors, and so much more. Engage with us now and uncover the secrets of the tax world!Visit ctec.org for more information. Also in Spanish at contribuyentecudese.org...

    How to Spot Tax Scams and Avoid Fraud

    How to Spot Tax Scams and Avoid Fraud

    Antonio Vazquez joins Ray Davis on Taxpayer Beware to discuss how to hire real tax pros, how to spot scammers, and what to do if you get scammed.

    • 17 min
    Exempt or Not Exempt?

    Exempt or Not Exempt?

    Rebecca Landeros joins Ray Davis on Taxpayer Beware to discuss the state requirements that tax professionals doing business in California must meet.

    • 24 min
    Choosing the Right Tax Pro for You

    Choosing the Right Tax Pro for You

    Jen Bogart, Fernando Angell, and Tom O’Saban join Ray Davis on Taxpayer Beware to discuss the differences between three types of tax professionals.

    • 27 min
    Finding Help & Avoiding Scams

    Finding Help & Avoiding Scams

    Welcome to Taxpayer Beware from CTEC, a show dedicated to helping you gain the right knowledge, find the best tax help, and avoid the latest scams.

    • 1 min
    Tax Preparers' Legal Responsibilities to You

    Tax Preparers' Legal Responsibilities to You

    Let's face it. Tax law is complex. So complex it's the reason why California requires tax preparers to be educated on tax laws. But is hiring a tax professional the right choice for you? Brandon Chanley, chats with Kelly Phillips Erb, tax attorney and senior editor at Forbes, Susie Dimaggio, enrolled agent, and Fernando Angell, CTEC registrant and host of the CTEC Spanish Taxpayer Beware podcast.Learn when you should hire a tax pro and when it's okay to go it alone.

    • 26 min
    The Scary Truth About Ghost Tax Preparers

    The Scary Truth About Ghost Tax Preparers

    They're a problem we keep seeing year after year, we call them ghost tax preparers. Every tax season, they'll hang a shingle over a tax preparation service, offering it for a low fee, or sometimes just word of mouth to get business. Once April 15th comes and goes, they disappear like a ghost - leaving their victims to deal with their mess. Unfortunately, sometimes victims don't even know there's an issue until they get a notice from the IRS or the Franchise Tax Board or year or more later. Brandon Chanley chats with Christella Sanchez of the IRS and Rebecca Landeros with the Franchise Tax Board enforcement team. Learn what to know if this happens to you and where you can go to for help.

    • 22 min

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