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Tax payers in Chicago will now have recourse against unscrupulous tax preparers after the City Council passed Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Tax Preparer Ordinance
Every tax season unsuspecting Chicagoans fall victim to tax preparation firms that use hidden charges and recommend unnecessary and expensive tax refund products like Refund Anticipation Loans (RALS) or Refund Anticipation Checks (RACS) to make a profit at the expense of citizens' deserved tax refunds.
The ordinance mandates that tax preparers:
Click here to view the Consumer Bill of Rights Regarding Tax Preparation Services.
Click here to view the Consumer Bill of Rights Regarding Tax Preparation Services in Spanish.
For free tax assistance go to http://www.taxprepchicago.org/