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Internal Revenue Service gives Ten Tips to Help You Choose a Tax Preparer

 

Internal Revenue Service - IRSWashington, D.C. – Many people look for help from tax professionals at tax time according to the Internal Revenue Service.

Remember, though, that even if someone else prepares your tax return, you are legally responsible for what’s on it.

So, it’s very important to choose your tax preparer carefully. «Read the rest of this article»

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IRS Urges Nearly 7,000 Tennessee Tax Preparers to Take Required Test Now

 

Internal Revenue Service - IRSNashville, TN – The Internal Revenue Service today urged 6,964 Tennessee tax return preparers to immediately schedule their competency test or risk difficulty finding a date, time or location as the exam deadline nears next year. For most of these, the appropriate test will be the Registered Tax Return Preparer (RTRP) competency test.

Nationwide, more than 310,000 tax return preparers still need to pass the test before December 31st, 2013. «Read the rest of this article»

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Ten Tips to Help You Choose a Tax Preparer

 

Internal Revenue Service - IRSWashington, D.C. – Many people look for help from professionals when it’s time to file their tax return. If you use a paid tax preparer to file your return this year, the IRS urges you to choose that preparer wisely. Even if a return is prepared by someone else, the taxpayer is legally responsible for what’s on it. So, it’s very important to choose your tax preparer carefully.

This year, the IRS wants to remind taxpayers to use a preparer who will sign the returns they prepare and enter their required Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN). «Read the rest of this article»

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IRS Identifies 100,000 Preparers Who Failed to Follow New PTIN Rules

 

Internal Revenue Service - IRSWashington, D.C. – As part of its new oversight program of the nation’s tax return preparation industry, the Internal Revenue Service today announced it will send letters to approximately 100,000 tax return preparers who prepared returns in 2011 but failed to follow new requirements.
 
In 2010, the IRS launched an initiative to increase its oversight of the tax return preparation industry and regulate the conduct of tax return preparers. All paid tax return preparers must obtain a Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN) and, when required to do so, sign their names and include their PTINs on the returns and refund claims they prepare for compensation. «Read the rest of this article»

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IRS Begins Enforcement of New Return Preparer Rules

 

Internal Revenue Service - IRSWashington, D.C. – The Internal Revenue Service is taking steps to stop tax preparers with criminal tax convictions or permanent injunctions from preparing tax returns. This is just one of several recent moves to improve the quality and oversight of the tax preparation industry.

More than 700,000 tax preparers nationwide have registered with the IRS and obtained Preparer Tax Identification Numbers (PTINs). This nine-digit number must be used by paid tax return preparers on all returns or claims for refund. Paid preparers must renew their PTINs annually to legally prepare tax returns. «Read the rest of this article»

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IRS Begins Notifying Tax Return Preparers on PTIN Renewals

 

Internal Revenue Service - IRSWashington, DC — The Internal Revenue Services has begun notifying about 1 million tax return preparers to remind them that they must renew their Preparer Tax Identification Numbers (PTIN) if they are still paid preparers. Use of the PTIN will be required on all federal returns prepared by paid tax return preparers starting Jan. 1.

Tax return preparers can register immediately using a new PTIN sign-up system available through www.IRS.gov/taxpros. Preparers will need to create an account, complete the PTIN application and pay a $64.25 fee before getting their PTINs.

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IRS Announces New Return Preparer Application System and User Fee

 

IRS Also Releases Proposed Regulations to Amend Circular 230 Rules

Internal Revenue Service - IRSWashington, D.C. — 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. The IRS has proposed to require all individuals who receive compensation for preparing all or substantially all of a federal tax return or claim for refund after December 31st, 2010, to have a Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN).

Under the proposed regulations, compensated tax return preparers will need to obtain, or reapply for, a PTIN and pay a user fee using this new comprehensive system, which is part of a series of steps planned to increase oversight of federal tax return preparation. Tax return preparers will be creating PTIN accounts with the IRS when they use the new system.

“This is an important first step because it lays the groundwork in our efforts to ensure the quality and integrity of professional tax return preparation, which most taxpayers rely on in one form or another,” said IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman. «Read the rest of this article»

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