from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who prepares.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who, or that which, prepares, fits, or makes ready.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun One who, or that which, prepares, fits, or makes ready.


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

to prepare + -er.


  • "The preparer is a member of a recognized religious group that is conscientiously opposed to filing electronically." News

  • But the idea of preparing the living being which produces the phenomenon would not enter his mind; and yet, if merely to observe a cell, a living microbe, the scientist needs a "preparer," how much greater must be the necessity for such an assistant when the subject to be observed is man!

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  • Such a laboratory can only be the most perfect school, organized according to scientific methods, where the teacher is a person answering to the "preparer" graduate.

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  • HRB. N), the largest U.S. tax preparer, which is struggling to maintain market share amid increasing competition from online players such as larger rival Intuit Inc (

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  • The "alternative" tax would allow them to avoid paying a preparer and still provide the peace of mind that the calculations were correct and no nasty letters from the IRS would arrive.

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  • I mean, seriously, just because I can fill out a 1040 form doesn't make me a professional accountant or professional tax preparer for that matter.

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  • WASHINGTON—The Department of Justice filed a civil antitrust lawsuit on Monday to stop the biggest U.S. tax preparer, H&R Block Inc. from buying the maker of a rival, do-it-yourself tax preparation product called TaxAct.

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  • In fact, last year, taxpayers who filed a 1040A or 1040 EZ paid an estimated $2.5 billion in preparer fees.

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  • Their tax preparer suggested that a financial adviser might be able to help them arrange a 1031 exchange.

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  • The evidence undercut H&R Block's argument at trial that its acquisition target, a low-cost tax preparer, wasn't a rival and that the combination wouldn't hurt consumers.

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