Preparer Regulation

Large Tax Preparation Franchise Company Closed by Court Order

A federal district court in Ohio has issued a permanent injunction ordering ITS Financial LLC, the parent company of Instant Tax Service tax franchiser, to cease operations. The order, which was issued as a result of a two-week trial in June, also bars Fesum Ogbazion, the sole owner and CEO of ITS Financial, from operating or being involved with any business relating to tax-return preparation.

PTIN Renewal System Reopens

Two weeks after the end of the government shutdown, the IRS reopened its registration system for renewing preparer tax identification numbers (PTINs) for the 2014 filing season.

PTIN Information Release Concerns Aired

The AICPA has expressed concerns to the IRS about the IRS’s public release of information of CPAs and other federal tax return preparers the IRS collects as part of its PTIN registration requirement.

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Get your clients ready for tax season

With the extended 2017 tax filing season drawing to a close, now is the time to get your practice and your clients ready for the 2018 season.

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2016 Best Article Award

The winners of The Tax Adviser’s 2016 Best Article Award are Edward Schnee, CPA, Ph.D., and W. Eugene Seago, J.D., Ph.D., for their article, “Taxation of Worthless and Abandoned Partnership Interests.”