CPA didn't do my taxes. What now?
June 8, 2010 11:17 AM Subscribe
My CPA didn't do my taxes. What's the best way to proceed?
posted by jnnla to Work & Money (10 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I turned my tax documents in to my CPA about 3 months ago...and after they stopped responding to emails and phone calls regarding the status of my taxes...I figured something was up. I called the IRS and they indicated that they had received nothing for me for 2009 - not even an extension. Effectively speaking...I never filed anything. My CPA screwed up big time...and they always tell me they'll "call me back." They never do, and now I know why.
How do I proceed from this point? My gut reaction is to visit my CPA and demand that they make the situation right...but that is tempered by a desire to simply retrieve all my documents from them and find another preparer. Obviously I will never do business with them again.
I am worried about IRS penalties, fees, etc. Can fees or penalties be alleviated if the CPA himself admits fault? Or am I just totally at a loss here with no real recourse?