What You Need to Know About the IRS Registered Tax Return Preparer Competency Test

The Dreaded RTRP Test Is Here! CALLING ALL RTRP TEST TAKERS, CALLING ALL RTRP TEST TAKERS! We know that it seems like there have been more news releases for this test than for Lindsay Lohan's arrests aired on TMZ.  However, please keep in mind we are just the messengers folks, just the … [Read more...]

Registered Tax Return Preparer (RTRP) Exam Scheduled To Begin Next Week!

Well folks, we knew it was coming sooner or later!  After all, that's why we went into business!  lol  The IRS has just announced that the Registered Tax Return Preparer Exam (RTRP Exam) will start to be administered next week (week of 11/28/2011).  As originally announced, Prometric will be the … [Read more...]

IRS Competency Exam Newsflash!

Newsflash!!  The IRS has just announced that the Competency Exam for Registered Tax Return Preparers (RTRP) will become available in November.  They did not give any further details at this point in time. Do you need to take the exam?  Click here … [Read more...]

Hot Off The Press- IRS Competency Exam Subject Matter Update!

Wow!  It seems that the IRS went all out when creating the new exam that a registered tax return preparer must pass.  Basically, they made it a mini-Enrolled Agent exam, minus the small business material.  Check out the following link to see a complete list of the test material, "IRS Competency … [Read more...]

Latest & Greatest Registered Tax Return Preparer Regulations

So you wanna be a tax preparer?  Kind of sounds like a game show, eh?  All kidding aside, the IRS is continually getting closer and closer toward coming up with a solid game plan for an individual to follow in order to prepare taxes for compensation.  Like the tax code itself, their game plan … [Read more...]

IRS Fingerprinting For Registered Tax Preparers

This just in! Beginning in the Fall of 2011, the IRS will require that all registered tax return preparers submit their fingerprints to them so they can run a background check. Uh oh, it seems that all us convicted felons will be out of work. :-( Seriously now, a preparer will be able to submit … [Read more...]

PTIN Tax Preparers -What do you call yourself?

A terminology guide for Registered Tax Preparers The new IRS rules for Registered Tax Preparers have left professional tax preparers wondering about their official designation. The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Regulations Governing Practice Before the Internal Revenue Service states this: An … [Read more...]