Tax Preparers and Consumer Rights Ordinance

Information about the Tax Preparer and Consumer Rights Ordinance.

On February 1, 2021, the Albuquerque City Council unanimously passed the Albuquerque Tax Preparer and Consumer Rights Ordinance. Mayor Tim Keller promptly signed the legislation just in time to provide crucial information to Albuquerque taxpayers for the 2020 tax season. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, this will be a tax season unlike any other -- remote, addressing CARES funding for many, unemployment taxes, tax credits, etc. -- in addition to the refunds that Albuquerque residents depend upon to make ends meet.

Tax Preparers

The Albuquerque Tax Preparers and Consumer Rights Ordinance is now in effect and will impact how you provide information to your clients and customers. Learn about the ordinance and its requirements.


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Taxpayer Consumer Rights

The new Albuquerque Tax Preparers and Consumer Rights Ordinance creates a Consumer Bill of Rights for Albuquerque residents. The ordinance requires that tax preparers provide their clients and customers with information fundamental to an understanding of any tax preparation agreement between a taxpayer and their tax preparer. Find out about your rights.

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The City understands that it will take some time for tax preparers to review these disclosure requirements and integrate them into their tax preparation services procedures. We are committed to answer questions and clarify the provisions of the ordinance, as needed, so that a tax preparer may come into compliance in a reasonable time frame. The City’s goal is to improve transparency and consumer understanding of services, costs, qualifications and consumer rights in tax preparation services.