Tax Preparer Bond
A surety bond protects the party requesting the bond, the Oblige, against any financial losses as a result of poor financial decisions, damages, unethical decisions, or a failure to follow state and local laws on the part of you, the Principal. The Tax Preparer Bond holds you accountable for your business decisions.
By possessing a Tax Preparer Bond, you are telling your Oblige that you can be trusted as a Principal and that you stand behind your business decisions.
Tax Preparers are required by the state of California to possess a California Tax Preparer Surety Bond for $5,000 before you can be licensed as a California Registered Tax Preparer.