Tagged: PTIN Requirement

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IRS Decreases Fee for PTIN Registrations and Renewals

The Internal Revenue Service today announced that the fees for obtaining and renewing a Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN) will be lowered starting with the 2016 tax filing season. The new fee for both registering for a new PTIN and renewing a prior PTIN registration will be $50 – a decrease of $14.25 for new registrations and $13.00 for renewals....

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IRS Announces Voluntary Annual Filing Season Program for Tax Professionals

Washington D.C. – Today the IRS released details on the new voluntary Annual Filing Season Program designed for un-enrolled tax return professionals.  The Annual Filing Season Program is essentially a re-boot of the now defunct RTRP program with some modifications.[1]  This newest version includes an 18 hour CE requirement that will look familiar to anyone familiar with the RTRP program,...

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IRS Considering New Voluntary Tax Preparer Program for 2014

The IRS is considering proposals to implement a voluntary system for the regulation of tax return preparers.  Based on statements made by IRS Commissioner John A. Koskinen as well as a public letter issued by the AICPA to the commissioner,[1] it appears the regulations could be implemented before the end of 2014. Several key figures at the IRS have indicated...

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All Tax Preparers Still Must Have a PTIN

Many people who prepare tax returns have questioned whether they are required to register for a Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN), particularly after the Loving case in which the IRS’s RTRP regulations were called into question by the D.C. circuit.[1] Notwithstanding the limitations on the RTRP testing and continuing education requirements imposed by the court in Loving, the IRS’s authority...