Tax RETURN a hand full of paper income TAX RETURN schedules and forms and miscellaneous information forms that make up your copy of your income tax RETURN.
Are you sure that the preparer did not charge you this $ amount that you claim to have been stolen from your $$ amount of your anticipated REFUND amount the charges could have legal collectible charges for the tax RETURN preparation fees and service for this location that you used for this purpose and were these charges supposed to be withheld from your REFUND amount before you received the remaining amount of your REFUND?
Report it to the company office or contact your local IRS and ask them if they can advise you as what your next step could possibly be to get this matter solved IF the preparer really stole half of your REFUND $ amount.
Hope that you find the above enclosed information useful. 05/04/2011