UPDATE 1/10/14: Robert Flach has responded to this post with his own post, which you can find here. In response to his question to me at the end of his post: (D)oes this post change your opinion in any way? And what about my idea for a 2-tiered program? I am opposed to the 2-tiered program. Any […]
The latest issue of the “EA Journal” from the National Association of Enrolled Agents arrived in my mailbox earlier this month. I read with great interest what the NAEA talking points were regarding tax preparer regulation at a legislative day NAEA held in Washington, D.C. in May. As always, NAEA is in favor of preparer […]
It’s a holiday week, so as always, I’m re-publishing one of my popular blog posts from days gone by. This post was published on January 22, 2013, shortly after a court struck down the IRS’s attempt at creating “Registered Tax Return Preparers.” My opinions have not changed over the last 5+ months. —– (Originally published […]
What do Enrolled Agents stand go gain from the RTRP program?
I had a draft written for a new, original post that was supposed to appear today. But the post needs refinement, and tax season is in full force right now, so I haven’t been able to finish the refining yet. So, I’m reaching into the greatest hits well for material this week. From last summer, […]
This is my very first blog post about the topic of regulation of tax preparers.
I’ve written before that I don’t think CPAs or attorneys should be required to take the RTRP exam to prepare tax returns. I stand by that belief, even though I am in the minority among people who aren’t a CPA or an attorney (I’m an enrolled agent). But I do think CPAs and attorneys should be […]
Some people say CPAs and attorneys should be required to pass a basic competency exam before they can prepare tax returns. I disagree.
Regulation of paid preparers is here. My thoughts on the RTRP exam and regulation in general.