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 Tax Identification Number (PTIN) guidelines
  • Upcoming competency testing and continuing education plans
  • Upcoming background check plans
  • Electronic filing requirements

Earn Continuing Professional Education credit:

  • Enrolled agents receive one CPE credit for participating for a minimum of 50 minutes from the start of the broadcast.
  • Other tax professionals may receive credit if the broadcast meets their organization’s or state’s CPE requirements.
  • To receive credit, you must attend the broadcast on March 30. Register for the broadcast using your e-mail address and use the same e-mail address to log in to attend. This will confirm your attendance and generate your Certificate of Completion. Groups can not register with one e-mail address and then receive separate Certificates. If certificates are needed, each person must register separately.
  • Only March 30, 2011 participants will receive credit. If you do not need a certificate to obtain CPE credit, you may choose to view the archived version of the broadcast.
  • Look for your Certificate of Completion by e-mail approximately one week after the broadcast. If you have met all requirements, you will receive your certificate automatically.

How to register for the session:

General information:

  • Visit and search Webinars for information on other programs available.
  •  If you experience difficulty viewing the event, please use the e-mail option on the event page or call 866-956-4770.
  • The event will be archived for later viewing, approximately two weeks after the date of the event.