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    AICPA Recommends IRS Tax Return Preparer Competency Exam Focus on Basic Knowledge Needed to Prepare Individual Returns

    Press Release The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants has recommended to the Internal Revenue Service that the competency examination for prospective registered tax return preparer candidates should test the basic knowledge and skills required to assist individuals in filing accurate tax returns.
    Published on July 11, 2011

    AICPA Supports IRS Program to Regulate Paid Tax Return Preparers

    Press Release The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants told tax lawmakers it supports the Internal Revenue Service’s program as it is currently structured to regulate paid tax return preparers.
    Published on July 28, 2011

    AICPA Tells IRS Tax Preparer ID Plan and Stricter Ethics Requirements Will Help Protect Taxpayers, But Warns Changes Cou...

    Press Release The AICPA said today at an Internal Revenue Service hearing that a plan to require a unique identification number for all paid U.S. tax preparers with penalties and ethics requirements will improve the competence and ethics of non-CPA tax preparers but a proposal to provide an IRS exam risks confusing the
    Published on May 08, 2010

    AICPA Tells IRS Changes Needed to Proposed Regulations To Regulate Tax Preparers and Practice before the IRS

    Press Release The AICPA laid out changes it believes the Internal Revenue Service should make to proposed regulations that would regulate tax return preparers and amend rules governing practice before the IRS
    Published on October 08, 2010

    Coalition Urges Senate Judiciary Committee to Keep Tax Strategy Patent Provision in Patent Reform Act of 2011

    Press Release A coalition of 15 national organizations urged the Senate Judiciary Committee to keep a provision in S. 23, The Patent Reform Act of 2011, that would stop tax strategy patents. The bill goes to mark-up tomorrow, Feb. 3.
    Published on February 02, 2011

    AICPA Makes Recommendations to IRS on Procedures for Continuing Education Providers

    Comment Letter The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants made recommendations to the Internal Revenue Service about the procedures it should follow in approving continuing education providers and courses for registered tax return preparers in an Aug. 17 letter and praised the IRS for dropping an earlier proposal that would have required
    Published on August 19, 2011

    AICPA, U.S. PIRG Coalition Urges Congress to Ban Tax Strategy Patents Before Adjourning

    Press Release Tax strategy patents threaten American taxpayers and Congress should ban them before it adjourns for the year, a coalition of 18 national consumer and taxpayer organizations said.
    Published on September 29, 2010

    House Members Tell Secretary Geithner of Concerns Regarding IRS Proposal to Regulate Tax Return Preparers

    Article   Thirty-one members of the U.S. House of Representatives sent a bipartisan letter to Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner urging changes in the Internal Revenue Service’s proposed plan to regulate paid income tax return preparers.  The House lawmakers a
    Published on August 10, 2010

    AICPA Tax Vice President Tells IRS to Slow Down and Get It Right

    Article Edward Karl, vice president of taxation for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, urged the Internal Revenue Service to “slow down and get right” its plan to regulate paid U.S. tax preparers.
    Published on August 26, 2010

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