AICPA Comments on Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN) Regulations
...on REG-134235-08, in which the IRS proposed regulations which require tax return preparers, including non-signing preparers, to apply for or renew a preparer tax identification number (PTIN) for use beginning with the 2011 filing season
Published on April 17, 2012
IRS Proposal to Fingerprint Certain PTIN Applicants
...a letter to the IRS regarding the Service's proposal to collect fingerprints of the non-CPA staff of CPA firms who apply for a preparer tax identification number (PTIN
Published on September 15, 2011
2013 Tax Advocacy Comment Letters
2013 tax advocacy comment letters
Published on December 19, 2014
AICPA Letter to IRS on PTIN Database - February 1, 2013
AICPA submitted letter to IRS on Application Process to obtain Preparer Tax Identification Numbers (PTINs).
Published on February 04, 2013
AICPA Meets with IRS to Discuss Range of Practice Issues
The CPA Advocate: October, 2012. AICPA members and staff met recently with the new director of the IRS Return Preparer Office to talk about plans for the PTIN data base, suitability checks and practitioner compliance visits
Published on October 18, 2012
AICPA Meets with Acting IRS Commissioner
The CPA Advocate: December, 2012. AICPA Chairman Richard J. Caturano, CPA, CGMA, AICPA Tax Executive Committee Chairman Jeffrey A. Porter and AICPA officials met with Acting IRS Commissioner Steven T. Miller.
Published on December 20, 2012
Tax Legislation and Policy
The Congressional and Political Affairs Team often assists the Tax Team with tax legislation and policy issues, and advocates about them to Members of Congress and other key policymakers on behalf of the profession.
Published on April 03, 2013
AICPA Voices Deep Concerns about Voluntary Program Proposed by IRS to Regulate Tax Return Preparers
The CPA Advocate: May, 2014. In its May 21, 2014 letter to IRS Commissioner Koskinen, the AICPA emphasized that a voluntary system to regulate tax reture preparers would create marketplace confusion and would not address problems with unethical and fraudulent tax return preparers.
Published on May 22, 2014
IRS Commitment to AICPA No Compliance Visits during Busy Season
The CPA Advocate: September, 2014. The IRS will start mailing the preparer compliance letters to selected tax return preparer at the end of October or the beginning of November.
Published on September 25, 2014
IRSs Proposed Voluntary Program for Tax Preparers is Unlawful and Improper, Says AICPA
The CPA Advocate: June, 2014. The AICPA letter expressed strong concern that the IRS's proposed voluntary certification program for tax return preparers “would cause significant legal problems that may ultimately frustrate the IRS’s goals, confuse the public, and lead to litigation.”
Published on June 24, 2014