Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to Apply Stricter Standards to Paid Tax Preparers


More than eighty percent of American households use either a paid tax preparer or tax preparation software to help them file their taxes. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently announced that they are proposing new registration, testing, and continuing education of tax preparers for the 2010 tax year.

The IRS believes that higher standards will serve to protect taxpayers and increase compliance with tax laws. The goal of the new program is to ensure that taxpayers receive competent, ethical service from qualified professionals.

The requirements will include:

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