IRS Attempt to Overturn RTRP Program Injunction Fails

Posted on February 2, 2013

In a stunning rebuke to the IRS, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia has denied the IRS request to lift the injunction against the IRS's Registered Tax Return Preparer [..]

3 Hour Federal Tax Update CPE Course for RTRPs and CRTPs.

Posted on August 23, 2012

This 3 hour cpe course is designed for IRS RTRPs and CTEC tax professionals who are short 3 hours of their tax law update cpe requirement. This self-study course, includes an easy-to-use eBook [..]

Do You Need to Take the IRS Competency Test? Take It in Las Vegas.

Posted on June 29, 2012

The IRS is promoting the option of taking the IRS competency test in Las Vegas during the Las Vegas IRS Nationwide Tax Forum. They also have test centers within 20 miles of all Tax Forum locations. [..]

Are tax preparers cutting the deadline for the IRS competency test too close?

Posted on June 20, 2012

The early news from the IRS reports that fewer than 5,000 tax preparers have taken the competency test to date. With an expected 350,000-plus tax preparers who are eligible for the new IRS program, [..]

Preparing for the IRS Competency Test

Posted on May 1, 2012

There has been quite a bit of discussion within the CTEC and the IRS Tax Preparer community about how to prepare for the IRS competency test. The competency test includes 120 questions and covers [..]

Mastering your federal tax update while meeting the IRS RTRP CPE requirements.

Posted on March 9, 2012

There is a lot of confusion about the new IRS PTIN program and continuing education requirements. We have written a few blog articles breaking down the PTIN guidelines that may help clarify what [..]

Meeting the IRS Registered Tax Preparer (RTRP) 2-Hour Ethics Requirement

Posted on March 8, 2012

The new IRS 15-hour continuing education requirement includes a 2-hour Ethics CPE standard. Many live tax update seminars do not cover ethics, so it can be easy to forget your ethics hours. ClientWhys [..]

Understanding Your Continuing Education Requirements

Posted on February 7, 2012

Beginning for the 2012 calendar year, all tax preparers who are not exempt are required to complete 15 hours of continuing education. CPAs, attorneys, and Enrolled Agents are exempt from those [..]

Power of Attorneys Going to the Wrong Address?

Posted on February 7, 2012

Several practitioners have complained on “CWconnect”, the ClientWhys tax community, that their POAs were going to old addresses. In addition, there are instances where in audit, the [..]

When Must the Registered Tax Preparer Examination Be Taken?

Posted on February 6, 2012

All non-exempt tax preparers must successfully pass the registered tax return preparer one-time competency examination on or before December 31, 2013. Those who pass the examination and the subsequent [..]

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