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    Issue Spotlight - Charging Contingent Fees for Tax Services

    Article Oct. Tax Section News article regarding contingent fees for tax services.
    Published on October 31, 2014

    AICPA Offers Guidance on Registered Preparer Competency Exam

    News In a July 7 letter to IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman, the AICPA offered its perspective on the agency’s development of the registered tax return preparer examination.
    Published on July 08, 2011

    IRS Exempts CPA-Supervised Nonsigners From New Preparer Rules

    News ...IRS released guidance on the implementation of new regulations governing tax return preparers, and provided an exception to its return preparer regulation plan for nonsigning preparers supervised by a CPA, attorney, enrolled agent or other Circular 230 practitioner
    Published on December 30, 2010

    Competency Testing for Registered Tax Return Preparers Set to Start

    News As part of its ongoing initiative to regulate previously unenrolled tax return preparers, the IRS announced on November 22 that competency testing for registered tax return preparers will start next week.
    Published on November 22, 2011

    History and Background of the IRS Preparer Regulation (PTIN) Program

    Guidance This page contains history of PTIN from the IRS along with information on how AICPA has advocated on it. Also includes resources from both IRS and AICPA regarding your PTIN.
    Published on September 26, 2014

    May 11, 2012 Tax E-Alert Deadlines for Key Opportunities are Next Week

    Newsletter This newsletter contains information regarding: Tangible Property Regulations, Full Deduction for Administrative Costs of Estates & Trusts, and Final Regulations Regarding Trust Ordering Rules.
    Published on May 14, 2012

    IRS Issues Guidance on Fingerprinting, Other Registered Tax Return Preparer Details

    News The IRS provided more details September 22 of its still-developing requirements for all paid tax return preparers to be registered and undergo a background check, to include fingerprinting.
    Published on September 22, 2011

    Practitioners Raise Concerns About Fingerprinting Proposal at IRS Hearing

    News The IRS heard a consistent chorus at an October 7 hearing on proposed fees for fingerprinting of registered tax return preparers and nonsigning staff at CPA firms: The IRS’ proposal is duplicative, expensive, and can be done in a better way
    Published on October 07, 2011

    September 16, 2011 Tax E-Alert IRS Postponements Related to Hurricane Irene

    Newsletter This newsletter contains information regarding:  IRS Postpones Deadlines for Hurricane Irene,  Relief for Taxpayers and Businesses in Federal Disaster Zones, IRS Grants Extensions, Penalty Relief, Tax Strategy Patent Reform; Software Developers on Accounting Software Examination Program, Tax Treatment of Cellular Telephones, Trustee Fees, 1099K Reporting.
    Published on February 28, 2012

    AICPA Testifies at IRS Hearing on User Fee Regulations

    News Edward Karl, the AICPA’s vice president of taxation, testified on August 24 at an IRS hearing on proposed regulations relating to the user fee aspect of the Service’s proposal to require all paid tax return preparers to obtain a preparer tax identification number (PTIN) and use it on all tax
    Published on August 24, 2010

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