How to stay safe during tax file season

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — It is tax filing season.

So we asked FOX13′s Your Money Investigator Kate Bieri to help you file your taxes safely.

First, every professional tax preparer should have a P-T-I-N.

Look for established brick-and-mortar businesses.

If your taxes are simple, use a known chain like Jackson Hewitt or Liberty Tax.

And finally, compare fees between companies.

They should be disclosed before you give your identity.

CLICK here for a directory of federal tax return preparers with credentials and select qualifications.