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Commercial Tax Preparers #20158

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 12, 1972
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(Studio) Echoing charge of Treasury Secretary Connally, IRS (Internal Revenue Service) Commissioner Johnnie Walters tells Senate that commercial tax preparers are cheating Uncle Sam.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Atlanta, Georgia) IRS expands capabilities to help taxpayers with returns because of alleged wide-spread cheating by commercial tax preparers. Arrests of fraudulent preparers begins, taxpayers called in for audits.
REPORTER: Steve Bell

(DC) [WALTERS - 1800 of 3200 companies investigated found preparing fraudulent returns. President H&R Block, Henry BLOCK - denounces wholesale censure of tax preparation industry, but says fly-by-night operators invade business. Calls for Federal legislation requiring registration of tax preparers.

Bell, Steve;
Reasoner, Harry

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