The IRS requires all paid tax preparers to register with the IRS and obtain a PTIN. A preparer that is a CPA or an attorney are not required to pass a competency exam because of the continuing education requirements to maintain their licensure. Once a CPA or attorney obtains a PTIN, they are considered Registered Tax Return Preparers (RTRP).
Enrolled Agents, supervised preparers or non-1040 preparers must pass a competency exam and maintain continuing education requirements. Once a paid tax preparer passes the one-time competency exam, tax compliance and suitability check, they will become a Registered Tax Return Preparer (RTRP). It is important to know that any paid tax preparer may not call themselves an RTRP until receiving a certificate from the IRS.
As you go through your search for a qualified, Registered Tax Return Preparer, ask to see this certificate. You will never have to worry about this problem with INTAXACT. Your INTAXACT tax preparer is always a licensed CPA, so there is no question about the qualifications or ability to legally prepare your tax return.
Contact an INTAXACT CPA today and ensure that your return will be done fast, accurately, and at the best price by the right RTRP!