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IRS Begins Enforcement of New Return Preparer Rules

The Internal Revenue Service is taking steps to stop tax preparers with criminal tax convictions or permanent injunctions from preparing tax returns. Read more

March IRS Live Webinar Focuses on Requirements for Federal Tax Return Preparers

The Internal Revenue Service's next IRS Live webinar, "Requirements for Federal Tax Return Preparers" is Wednesday, March 30, at 2 p.m. Eastern Time. Read more

IRS Reminds Paid Tax Preparers to Register Now for PTINs

As year end approaches, the Internal Revenue Service today strongly encouraged paid tax return preparers to register now for their new...Read more

IRS Releases Proposed Regulations that Would Reduce Enrolled Agent Fees

The Internal Revenue Service today released proposed regulations that would reduce fees related to application and renewal for enrolled agents and enrolled retirement plan agents. Read more

Now You can Follow the IRS on Twitter

The Internal Revenue Service is using Twitter and other social media tools to share information with taxpayers and the tax professional community. Read more

IRS Continues Efforts to Ensure Accurate Return Preparation; Reminds Tax Preparers to Sign Up for PTINs

The Internal Revenue Service has started sending out more than 10,000 letters to tax return preparers nationwide to remind them of their obligation to prepare accurate tax returns on behalf of their clients. Read more

Starting in 2011, Many Paid Preparers Must e-File Federal Income Tax Returns for Individuals, Estates and Trusts

The Internal Revenue Service today detailed how, starting Jan. 1, 2011, paid tax return preparers can comply with a new law that requires paid tax return preparers who meet the definition of "specified tax return preparer" … Read more

What Every Tax Return Preparer Needs to Know about Applying for a PTIN

New regulations require all paid tax return preparers to apply for a Preparer Tax Identification Number — even those who already have one — before preparing any federal tax returns in 2011. Read more

IRS Begins Notifying Tax Return Preparers on PTIN Renewals

The Internal Revenue Service has begun notifying about 1 million tax return preparers to remind them that they must renew their Preparer Tax Identification Numbers (PTIN)... Read more

New Online Registration System for Paid Tax Return Preparers Is Now Available

As part of an initiative to ensure that tax return preparers are competent and qualified, the Internal Revenue Service today issued final regulations requiring... Read more

Proposed Regulations Expand the Use of Electronic Payment System and Discontinue Paper Coupons Next Year

Consistent with a Financial Management Service initiative announced in April of this year, the IRS today issued proposed regulations to significantly increase the number of electronic transactions between taxpayers and the federal government. Read more

IRS Announces New Return Preparer Application System & User Fee

The Internal Revenue Service today announced that a new online application system for compensated tax return preparers is expected to go live in mid-September. Read more

IRS Removes Debt Indicator for 2011 Tax Filing Season

The IRS announced that starting with next year's tax filing season it will no longer provide tax preparers and associated financial institutions with the "debt indicator," Read more

Three Things to Do Now to Prepare for New IRS Regulations

In tax year 2010, the IRS will begin implementing new regulations for paid tax return preparers who prepare all, or substantially all of a federal tax return. Preparers will be required to register with the IRS, pass testing, complete continuing education and e-file if filing more than 100 individual federal returns. Read more

What You Need to Know About the 2010 IRS Nationwide Tax Forums

The 2010 IRS Nationwide Tax Forums are about to begin! The tax forums are three-day events that provide tax professionals with the most up-to-date information on federal and state tax issues presented by IRS experts and partner organizations. Read more

IRS Provides Guidance on Identifying Numbers for Tax Return Preparers

The Internal Revenue Service today issued proposed regulations allowing the IRS to require that tax return preparers use Preparer Tax Identification Numbers (PTINs) as the preparer's identifying number on all tax returns. Read more

IRS Issues Proposed Regulations Adjusting Use of Some Taxpayer Information

The Internal Revenue Service today announced the issuance of proposed and temporary regulations and related revenue rulings addressing the use or disclosure of tax return information by tax return preparers. Read more

IRS Proposes New Registration, Testing and Continuing Education Requirements for Tax Return Preparers Not Already Subject to Oversight

The Internal Revenue Service kicked off the 2010 tax filing season today by issuing the results of a landmark six-month study that proposes new registration, testing and continuing education of tax return preparers. Read more

2009 Stimulus Provisions Worth Getting to Know Now

Although the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) will put more money into the pockets of individuals and small businesses, it will make preparing 2009 federal returns a little more challenging. Read more

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