Competency testing for registered return preparers starts this week

11/23/2011 | JournalofAccountancy.com

The Internal Revenue Service has announced that competency testing for registered tax return preparers will start this week. The fee will be $116. Holders of provisional PTINs will have until Dec. 31, 2013, to pass the test, which focuses on Form 1040 returns. CPAs, attorneys, enrolled agents and some other preparers are exempt from the testing requirement.

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