PTIN Renewal Period Underway for All Tax Professionals; Registered Tax Return Preparer Candidates Urged to Schedule Tests
IR-2012-79, Oct. 22, 2012
WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded the nation’s 730,000 federal tax return preparers that they must renew their Preparer Tax Identification Numbers (PTINs) for 2013. Also, preparers who have a competency test requirement should take the time now to schedule an appointment for the exam.
Anyone who is a paid federal tax return preparer must register with the IRS and have a PTIN, as must all Enrolled Agents. Additionally, some return preparers have new continuing education and competency test requirements. » Read more..
Ready to advance your career? Be ahead of the game by taking the Registered Tax Return Preparer test this summer. Or take the Special Enrollment Exam to become an Enrolled Agent. Both tests are available in all six IRS Nationwide Tax Forum cities! Note: You will not receive continuing education credit for taking the test during the Tax Forums.
Sign up for the RTRP Test:
- Log into your online PTIN account
- Click on your PTIN
- Click on Schedule a Competency Test
- Select one of the convenient test locations from the list below
- Pay the fee – $116 (this fee is in addition to the cost of attending the Tax Forum)
Sign up for the Special Enrollment Exam:
NOTE: test seats are available on a first come first served basis – sign up early! » Read more..
More than 200 Actions Taken in Past Week in 23 States
IR-2012-13, Jan. 31, 2012
WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service and the Justice Department today announced the results of a massive national sweep cracking down on suspected identity theft perpetrators as part of a stepped-up effort against refund fraud and identity theft.
Working with the Justice Department’s Tax Division and local U.S. Attorneys’ offices, the nationwide effort targeted 105 people in 23 states. The coast-to-coast effort took place over the last » Read more..
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As of January 1, 2011, all paid tax return preparers must obtain a Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN) before preparing returns. If you already have a PTIN, you must renew it each year.
Some preparers must take and pass a competency test in order to obtain a PTIN. Certified Public Accountants, attorneys, Enrolled Agents and individuals who do not prepare 1040-series returns are exempt from the testing requirement. Some preparers who are supervised by Certified Public Accountants, attorneys, and Enrolled Agents may also be exempt. To determine if you are required to take the test, review the Frequently Asked Questions at www.irs.gov/ptin.
Test Booklet is available bellow for download » Read more..