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Registered Tax Return Preparer Test

UPDATE: On Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia 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 required to complete competency testing or secure continuing education. The ruling does not affect the regulatory practice requirements for CPAs, attorneys, enrolled agents, enrolled retirement plan agents or enrolled actuaries.

At this time, the IRS is not refunding test fees to tax return preparers who tested prior to January 18, 2013.  All fees for candidates who were scheduled to take the Registered Tax Return Preparer test on or after January 18, 2013 have been refunded.  No additional refund or reimbursement requests related to the return preparer program are being honored at this time.

Please review these Frequently Asked Questions for more information.



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