It’s a holiday week, so I’m re-publishing popular blog posts from the past. New material resumes next Tuesday the 10th. This post from almost exactly 2 years ago features me going on an editorial rant about the IRS’s “Directory of Federal Tax Return Preparers with Credentials and Select Qualifications.” Looking at this again with 2 […]
RTRP stands for Registered Tax Return Preparer, a program/designation the IRS tried to get off the ground a few years ago. The RTRP program would have required unlicensed tax preparers to pass an open-book exam before they could prepare tax returns. The IRS ended up losing a court battle, and the RTRP program was shelved.
The Annual Filing Season Program (AFSP) is a voluntary IRS program to recognize certain tax preparers who are not EAs, CPAs or attorneys.
One accountant’s opinion on how tax preparers should be regulated.
CPAs and EAs are sometimes at each other’s throats about which designation is better. Such debates accomplish little.
The IRS’s tax preparer directory will likely be bad news for Enrolled Agents.