Registered Tax Return Preparer Program Status
The RTRP program has been suspended pending the outcome of litigation. The IRS has released this statement:
"As of Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia has enjoined the Internal Revenue Service from enforcing the regulatory requirements for registered tax return preparers. In accordance with this order, tax return preparers covered by this program are not currently required to register with the IRS, to complete competency testing or secure continuing education....The IRS continues to have confidence in the scope of its authority to administer this program and is working with the Department of Justice to address all options, including a planned appeal."
JoAnna, RTRP, CRTP - San Mateo CA.
I took the IRS RTRP exam on August 1, 2012 and passed on the first try!
Many thanks to the study materials and method from Phoenix. They are well designed, sophisticated, and extremely helpful, especially the self-test and the 10 CE hours.