Koskinen recently spoke at a D.C. press conference about tax scams. Joining him were members of several national tax professional organizations representing hundreds of thousands of preparers across the nation.
More than 140 million tax returns were filed last year, and more than half of them were prepared with the help of a paid professional.
For the upcoming 2014 filing season, IRS officials say taxpayers may need extra help with new provisions of the Affordable Care Act.
Most Americans will only have to check a box on their federal income tax return to indicate they had health coverage.
Other taxpayers, however, have marketplace coverage with tax credits, have exemptions or need them, or may have to make a payment because they could afford to buy health insurance but chose not to. A tax professional can help you sort out all the possibilities.