40 NY tax preparers never filed personal returns

40 NY tax preparers never filed personal returns

Photo: WHCU

New York state has suspended the licenses of 40 tax preparers who state authorities say never filed their own returns in 2011 and 2012.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says Wednesday that the disciplinary actions are part of the state’s effort to regulate the tax preparation industry. Cuomo’s office says more than 7 million New York residents use tax preparers.

New York is one of only four states that regulates the tax preparation business. New rules announced this year require preparers to pass a competency examination, hold a high-school diploma and participate in annual continuing education programs.

In addition, any preparer who fails to file their own personal return can face a license suspension.

The suspended tax preparers come from around the state, with more than half from New York City.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

Recent Headlines

in Music

Grunge godfathers form new supergroup


Ten Commandos features members of Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Screaming Trees, and Queens of the Stone Age.

in Sports, Viral Videos

WATCH: Peewee footballers ‘Whip’ and ‘Nae Nae’ instead of playing


That moment when you're supposed to be playing football but your jam comes on ...

in Weird

‘Mystery’ soda machine delivers a surprise every time


You never know what you're gonna get ...

in Music

Go to rock ‘n’ roll camp with Tony Iommi


The Black Sabbath star and fellow guitar greats Steve Vai and Zakk Wylde will front next year's annual Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp in L.A.

in Trending, Viral Videos

TODAY’S MUST SEE: ‘Jaws 19’ trailer


It's the movie that "Back to the Future II" promised us we'd see in 2015.