While I don’t live close enough to an IRS office to take returns in, some readers might. I caught this on one of the web boards I check. The verification came from the NAEA
The Internal Revenue Service will no longer accept tax returns from tax return preparers in their Taxpayer Assistance Centers beginning with the 2012 filing season. Tax returns include, but are not limited to, Form 1040 Series including Form 1040X, Form 4868, Form 2290, Form 94X series, and Form 1041.
Tax return preparers include individuals or businesses who prepare returns on behalf of another individual or business or their runners, regardless of whether they are compensated. The IRS encourages all tax preparers to take advantage of available e-file options to file returns electronically to avoid the need to bring paper returns into TACs for mailing purposes.
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