Preparer Regulation

Disbarred tax preparer not subject to IRS jurisdiction

The IRS Office of Professional Responsibility has no authority or jurisdiction over a disbarred attorney/tax preparer or his tax preparation practice and cannot regulate his provision of tax advice a federal district court in Nevada has held.

Understatement of Income Not Fraudulent

A pattern of fraudulent conduct in a tax accountant’s preparation of his clients’ returns was not sufficient to prove that underpayments on his own returns were due to fraud.

PTIN User Fee Will Be Lowered

The IRS issued regulations lowering the fee for PTINs, effective for the coming filing season, from $50 to $33, effective Nov. 1, 2015.

AICPA Sues IRS Over Annual Filing Season Program

The AICPA filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on July 15, asking the court to halt the IRS's recently introduced Annual Filing Season Program. The AICPA's three-count complaint asks the court to declare the rule implementing the program unlawful and stop its operation.

CPA Practitioners Sue to Stop PTIN Fees

Two CPAs have filed suit in the federal district court, asking the court to stop the IRS from charging fees for issuing PTINs, to obtain refunds of fees paid in the past, and to enjoin the IRS from asking for more information than needed to issue PTINs.

Newsletter Articles

PRACTICE MANAGEMENT

Tax software survey

Results of the annual survey are in, as more than 3,800 CPA tax preparers tell how their return preparation software worked for them during this year’s busy season.

PRACTICE MANAGEMENT

CPAs contend with tax ID theft

Tax-related identity theft fraud remains a widespread problem that is often difficult for victims and their tax preparers to correct.