The IRS recently mailed out “warning letters” to more than 21,000 tax return preparers. The letters, which remind the preparers of their obligations to prepare accurate returns for clients, were targeted at professionals who filed returns in 2011 with a high percentage of errors.

But now the IRS admits that its computer system for ferreting out mistake-prone preparers needs fine-tuning. Only 10% of the letter recipients will receive call-backs.

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