tax return preparer

(36) Tax return preparer (A) In general The term “tax return preparer” means any person who prepares for compensation, or who employs one or more persons to prepare for compensation, any return of tax imposed by this title or any claim for refund of tax imposed by this title. For purposes of the preceding sentence, the preparation of a substantial portion of a return or claim for refund shall be treated as if it were the preparation of such return or claim for refund. (B) Exceptions A person shall not be a “tax return preparer” merely because such person— (i) furnishes typing, reproducing, or other mechanical assistance, (ii) prepares a return or claim for refund of the employer (or of an officer or employee of the employer) by whom he is regularly and continuously employed, (iii) prepares as a fiduciary a return or claim for refund for any person, or (iv) prepares a claim for refund for a taxpayer in response to any notice of deficiency issued to such taxpayer or in response to any waiver of restriction after the commencement of an audit of such taxpayer or another taxpayer if a determination in such audit of such other taxpayer directly or indirectly affects the tax liability of such taxpayer.


26 USC § 7701(a)(36)

Scoping language

None identified, default scope is assumed to be the parent (chapter 79) of this section.
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