Are You a Licensed Tax Preparer in Oregon?

An Oregon Tax Preparer license enables you to lawfully prepare personal income tax returns in Oregon for a fee or valuable consideration. A tax preparer must work under the supervision of a licensed tax consultant, a certified public accountant, a public accountant, or an attorney-at-law.

Here’s the list of requirements to become an Oregon Licensed Tax Preparer

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Possess a high school or general equivalency diploma (GED)
  • Complete an 80-hour basic tax course – The Income Tax School hopes to partner soon with an Oregon Basic Course Sponsor that meets this requirement
  • Pass the tax preparer examination administered by the Oregon Board with a score of 75% or higher
  • Receive and submit your ”Session Attendance Certification Form” (Certificate of Completion) to the Oregon Board office with your license application

Annual Renewal Requirements:

Once you become an Oregon Licensed Tax Preparer, you will have annual renewal requirements.

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