IRS Launches New Educational Series on Cybercrime

We’ve been talking a lot about phishing scams and tax fraud lately. It’s a very serious problem that has lots of people in the industry talking – including the IRS. Cybercriminals have become increasingly sophisticated, which means taxpayers and tax professionals need to become more educated about how these scams work. We talked about this […]

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Important Items to Secure Before Tax Season

Are you ready for the upcoming season? If you haven’t renewed your PTIN then the answer is no. Anyone who prepares or helps prepare federal tax returns for compensation must have a valid Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN) from the IRS. The PTIN is an identifying number for a specific tax preparer on returns prepared. […]

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Why Retirement is a Great Time to Become a Tax Preparer

We talk a lot about making a career as a tax preparer because we’re so passionate about seeing people go from tax student to successful tax preparer – or self-employed tax business owner. But tax preparation doesn’t have to be a career, it’s also a great way to make money on the side after retirement.  Here […]

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Oh the Places You’ll Go… With a Tax Education

As long as there is government, there will be taxes because taxes are what fund our government, our education, and the various other services we receive as taxpayers. This makes the Tax Industry recession proof (aka a great one to be in)! You don’t have to become a tax preparer to get into the tax industry but you do […]

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Don’t Miss This Crucial Step In Gaining Your Record Of Completion

If you’re currently trying to gain your IRS Record of Completion, the IRS wants to make sure you don’t miss a step. Have you completed the requirements of the AFTR program? Did you completed the required continuing education by Dec. 31 2015? Have you renewed your PTIN? How about signed the Circular 2030 consent? According to a recent IRS […]

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