Who can prepare your tax return in Tennessee?

12 June 2013 Categories: All Blogs, Business Services

There are many industries and professions that are regulated within the State of Tennessee. One of the professions is a law that states who can prepare your tax return. While most personal tax returns were filed  in April, many businesses’ fiscal year ends at the end of June. Additionally, many businesses request an extension from the April deadline to October. Below is the law in Tennessee on who can prepare your tax return.

62-29-103.  Persons who may act as tax preparers. 

Unless otherwise exempt as stated in § 62-29-102, a person shall not act as a preparer of tax returns unless the person is:

(1) An attorney at law, duly licensed and admitted to practice in the courts of records of this state or the attorney’s employee acting within the scope of employment;

(2) A certified public accountant licensed to practice as such in this state or the certified public accountant’s employee acting within the scope of employment;

(3) A public accountant licensed to practice as such in this state or the public accountant’s employee acting within the scope of employment; or

(4) Any of the persons in subdivisions (1)-(3) holding a proper license from another state or territory.

HISTORY: Acts 1969, ch. 317, § 3; T.C.A., § 67-5703.

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