IRS Statement on Court Ruling Related to Return Preparers

Update Feb. 21, 2014 On Feb. 11, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld the decision of the lower court in the case of Loving vs. IRS, finding insufficient statutory support for the IRS’ regulation of federal tax return preparers. Taxpayer reliance on paid tax return preparers and effective tax…

IRS continues to require tax preparaters to obtain a PTIN

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…