Department of the Treasury - Internal Revenue Service
Tax Return Preparer Fraud or Misconduct Affidavit
Complete and sign this form if (1) a tax return preparer filed a return or altered your return without your consent AND (2) you are
seeking a change to your tax account.
Important: Read the instructions for additional required documentation to submit with Form 14157-A. Incomplete complaints
will delay the processing of your claim.
Your name (Last, First, MI)
Spouse name, if applicable (Last, First, MI)
Last four digits of your SSN (or ITIN)
Your mailing address (street, city, state, ZIP code)
Name of Tax Return Preparer
I am a victim of preparer fraud or misconduct (check all that apply). Provide an explanation on the back of this form.
A Tax Return Preparer filed a tax return using my name and/or Social Security Number without my knowledge or consent
A Tax Return Preparer altered my tax return without my knowledge or consent
A Tax Return Preparer provided me with a copy of my tax return which is different from what was filed with the IRS
A Tax Return Preparer received all or a portion of my refund without my knowledge or consent
A Tax Return Preparer had my refund or a portion of my refund direct deposited into an account that was not mine
A Tax Return Preparer promised me a refund that I never received and the IRS did not contact me about the refund
A Tax Return Preparer promised me a refund but I received a refund for a different amount and the IRS did not contact me about
A Tax Return Preparer promised me a refund but gave me a check that "bounced"
List the tax year(s) impacted for each box checked above
If you used the tax return preparer named above for any other tax year(s) filings or returns, list the tax year(s)
Do you have a relationship with the preparer other than a business relationship
If Yes, define the relationship (friend, neighbor, relative, co-worker, etc.)
How did you find out this person prepared income tax returns
Did you receive a refund
If Yes, enter refund amount
Enter refund amount expected if different from the refund amount you received
If No, did you contact your preparer or financial institution to inquire about your refund
Preparer or financial institution response regarding your refund
Note: If you did not receive a refund or received a refund for a different amount than what was expected, you may contact the
IRS at 1-800-829-1040 to determine if a refund trace is needed. The refund trace will assist with the processing of your claim.
Did you pay a fee to your preparer
If Yes, enter fee amount
How did you pay the fee? (For example: deducted from refund, personal payment)
Do you authorize the IRS to disclose your identity (your name, mailing address, taxpayer identifying number
or any combination thereof) and each bank routing and account number listed on your tax return to the
corresponding bank in order to determine if the refund was directed to your account
Catalog Number 59567Y