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Bill Detail: HB14-1285

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Title Taxpayer Protection Act Disclosures
House Sponsors S. Ryden (D)
Senate Sponsors M. Johnston (D)
I. Aguilar (D)

The bill requires a person who prepares, for a fee, an income tax
return or a claim for a refund on an income tax return for a taxpayer
(professional tax preparer) to make certain disclosures to the taxpayer
concerning the professional tax preparer's qualifications, fees, year-round
contact information, willingness to represent the taxpayer in a
government audit, and obligation to sign the tax documents prepared.
Section 1 of the bill makes a professional tax preparer's failure to
provide a taxpayer with the requisite disclosures a deceptive trade
practice, and section 2 provides the penalty scheme for the deceptive
trade practice.
Section 3 requires the department of revenue to provide a
disclosure form available on its web site and requires every professional
tax preparer to provide a copy of either the department's disclosure form
or a substantially similar disclosure form to each taxpayer before
commencing work on preparing the taxpayer's income tax return or claim
for refund on an income tax return.
Section 4 of the bill criminalizes the act of providing fraudulent
information in a professional tax preparer's disclosure form and makes the
crime a class 2 misdemeanor.

Date Introduced 02/19/2014
Amendments out of Committee None
Bill News None
House Committee Business, Labor, Economic, & Workforce Development
Senate Committee Finance
Status Senate Second Reading Lost with Amendments - Committee (04/15/2014)
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