How to Become a Tax Preparer and Start Earning Money Before Tax Season

Looking for a new career? A career as a tax professional can be very rewarding and getting started doesn’t require any knowledge of the industry. Here’s how you can become a tax professional before tax season   Tax business start-up checklist Enroll in tax course (beginner and/or advanced tax courses) Read the New Rules for […]

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Why you should work from home (and why you might not want to)

  If you are an individual tax preparer, or just starting your tax preparation business, the question of whether or not to work from home may be on your mind more often than not. Working from home denotes freedom and flexibility. For those who go to the office every day, it may even seem glamorous. […]

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Is the IRS Annual Filing Season Program Lawful?

On July 15th, the AICPA (American Institute of CPAs) filed a federal lawsuit against the IRS in-order to halt the IRS’s recently introduced Annual Filing Season Program.  The complaint has three counts and aims to declare the rule implementing the program unlawful and stop its operation.   Their main complaints are a follows: 1. The […]

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Will 2015 Be The Year Of The Tax Professional?

  Taxpayers hoping for IRS support when filing taxes next year will be sorely disappointed.  Thanks to a house appropriations bill that was recently passed, the IRS taxpayer support level will be seriously decreased in the coming filing season. According to a release from the NTEU (National Treasury Employees Union), “A House appropriations bill, which […]

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Why You Should Get Your Annual Filing Season Certificate

Right on the heals of the AICPA’s (The American Institute of CPAs) letter to the IRS about the “unlawfulness” of a proposed voluntary tax preparer certificate program, the IRS has announced that they will be implementing an “Annual Filing Season Certificate (AFSC)”. “This voluntary program will be a step to help protect taxpayers during the […]

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BREAKING: IRS Announces Voluntary Certification Program

IRS News Release: New IRS Filing Season Program Unveiled for Tax Return Preparers Voluntary program to focus on continuing education for unenrolled preparers IR-2014-75, June 26, 2014 WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service announced today that guidance will soon be issued outlining a new voluntary program designed to encourage education and filing season readiness for […]

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