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Continuing Education for Tax Professionals


As of Friday, January 18, 2013, the U.S. District Court ruled that the IRS should not continue to enforce the regulatory requirements for registered tax return preparers. In compliance with this ruling, all tax return preparers covered by this are not required to complete continuing education courses or any competency testing. This ruling, however, does not affect the regulatory practice requirements for CPAs, attorneys, or enrolled agents, actuaries & retirement plan agents. For a better understanding of who needs what, the IRS has provided an overview of tax return preparer requirements. [More]