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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Will Tax Preparers Be Regulated in the Future?

The RTRP debate is not a new topic within the tax industry.  It started on January 1, 2011 with the IRS’s enactment of new IRS Preparer Regulations requiring registration, testing and annual continuing education for previously unregulated tax preparers who prepare tax returns for compensation.  The IRS regulation introduced a new professional designation called the […]

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How to Study for the Enrolled Agents Exam

Becoming an Enrolled Agent is essential if you want to advance your career as a tax preparer.  IRS Enrolled Agents are unrestricted as to which taxpayers they can represent, the types of tax matters they can handle, and which IRS offices they can represent clients before.  One of the requirements of becoming an Enrolled Agent […]

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The Affordable Care Act: What You Should Know as a Tax Preparer

As we draw closer to 2014, the media continues to increase their coverage on the Affordable Care Act and how this round of implementations will affect people. For the uninsured, the Affordable Care Act means that they will have to begin the process of obtaining insurance on their own or suffer a penalty for not […]

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15 Test-taking Tips for the RTRP Exam…… FREE White Paper

This Free white paper will help you to become familiar with the IRS Registered Tax Return Preparer (RTRP) Exam and be prepared to pass the test. The white paper also provides links to additional valuable free information and resources. If you want to become a paid tax preparer you should get this free white paper […]

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FREE Broadcast from IRS Live – Requirements for Federal Tax Return Preparers

Presented by the Return Preparer Office Date: March 30, 2011 (archived* for later viewing) Time:  2 p.m. Eastern This FREE broadcast is for: All Paid Tax Return Preparers Since Jan. 1, 2011, a new registration requirement has been in place for federal tax return preparers.  View this broadcast to hear about: Early program accomplishments Preparer […]

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IRS Kicks Off 2011 Tax Season with Deadline Extended to April 18; Taxpayers Impacted by Recent Tax Breaks Can File Starting in Mid to Late February

The following is a news release from the IRS. WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today opened the 2011 tax filing season by announcing that taxpayers have until April 18 to file their tax returns. The IRS reminded taxpayers impacted by recent tax law changes that using e-file is the best way to ensure accurate […]

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IRS Reminds Paid Tax Preparers to Register Now for PTINs

The following is a press release from IRS.gov: WASHINGTON — As year end approaches, the Internal Revenue Service today strongly encouraged paid tax return preparers to register now for their new or renewed Preparer Tax Identification Numbers (PTINs) to avoid any last-minute rush. Starting Jan. 1, 2011, use of the PTIN will be mandatory on […]

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