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IRS Returns Preparer Test Fees

State Board Report June 2013 The Internal Revenue Service has started to return the fees it collected for its registered tax return preparer test. In accord with the U.S. District Court’s January 18, 2013 ruling that enjoined the IRS from enforcing its regulatory requirement for registered tax return preparers (see SBR 2/13), fees collected from…

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IRS Testing of Preparers Halted

State Board Report February 2013 Three tax preparers brought together by the Institute for Justice, an advocacy group, have scored a victory – at least temporarily – against the Internal Revenue Services’ Tax Return Preparers Registration Program. On January 18, U.S. District Judge James E. Boasberg ruled against the IRS and in favor of Giovanni…

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IRS Registers Over 840,000 Preparers

State Board Report May 2012 The Internal Revenue Service has shifted its resources from dealing with taxpayers one-by-one to dealing with the tax preparers, who in total prepared more than 95,000,000 individual and business tax returns in 2011, IRS Commissioner Douglas H. Shulman told the National Press Club on April 8, 2012. He reported 840,000…

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EDs Share Information at 30th Annual

State Board Report April 2012 Lack of CPE compliance, tight budgets, revised education rules and IT advances were among the often mentioned subjects at NASBA’s 30th Annual Executive Directors and State Board Staff Conference, held in San Antonio, TX, March 11 -14, 2012. Over the past year, some Boards have at least temporarily survived the…

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IRS Picks NASBA Registry as Accrediting Agency

State Board Report January 2012 Everyone who is required to take the Internal Revenue Service’s Registered Tax Return Preparer competency exam is also required to complete 15 hours annually of continuing education, including three hours of federal tax law updates, two hours of ethics and 10 hours of other federal tax law. The IRS has…

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IRS Chasing Ghost Preparers

State Board Report November 2011 The Internal Revenue Service’s research staff is looking at those tax preparers who have been intentionally avoiding the new rules of the PTIN (Preparer Tax Identification Number) program, Leann Ruf, IRS chief-communications director for the IRS Return Preparer Office, reported at the Annual Meeting. She called these “ghost preparers” who…

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