Following the defeat in federal court of its mandatory tax return preparer regulation program, the IRS in late June introduced a voluntary program of tax return preparer certification.
A federal court granted summary judgment and issued an injunction to prevent the IRS from regulating contingent fee arrangements for the preparation and filing of ordinary refund claims under Circular 230.
The AICPA filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, asking the court to halt the IRS’s recently introduced Annual Filing Season Program.
The IRS published guidance introducing its new, voluntary Annual Filing Season Program, which permits tax preparers who are not CPAs, attorneys, or enrolled agents to complete tax education requirements and receive a certificate
The IRS announced that it will soon introduce a voluntary program for tax return preparers called the Annual Filing Season Program.
The AICPA sent a letter to the IRS, expressing its strong concerns that a proposed IRS voluntary certification program for unenrolled tax return preparers “would cause significant legal problems that may ultimately frustrate the IRS’s goals, confuse the public, and lead to litigation.”
One of the biggest issues practitioners have with the IRS Office of Professional Responsibility is a lack of information on what constitutes a violation of Treasury Circular 230 and how OPR applies sanctions for such violations.
The IRS has decided that, as a result of the recent decision preventing it from regulating unenrolled tax return preparers, disbarment or suspension from practice before the IRS cannot include a ban on tax return preparation or blocking an individual’s PTIN.
The AICPA sent the IRS commissioner a letter expressing its “deep concerns” about a program for voluntary certification of tax return preparers.
The IRS’s attempt to regulate unenrolled tax return preparers was dealt another blow when the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals held that the agency exceeded its statutory authority by issuing regulations imposing various requirements on tax return preparers.
The IRS’s attempt to regulate unenrolled tax return preparers was dealt another blow when the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals held that the agency exceeded its statutory authority when it issued regulations imposing various requirements on tax return preparers.
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.
TIGTA studied how effective the IRS is in using the requirements and penalty regime that apply to tax preparers. The TIGTA study attempted to determine whether controls are in place to ensure that the IRS effectively enforces and applies penalties to paid preparers as required by Sec. 6694.
The IRS announced in an email to tax practitioners that it will send letters in November and December to return preparers “suspected of filing inaccurate EITC claims.”
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.
With the enactment of Sec. 6695A, the IRS was given new responsibilities to ensure the quality of appraisals and appraisers who provided information in support of a taxpayer’s federal tax filings.
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.
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance has proposed amendments to its Personal Income Tax Regulations and Procedural Regulations to regulate tax return preparers.
The IRS lost another round in its court battle over its plan to regulate tax return preparers when the D.C. Circuit denied its motion to stay an injunction halting the IRS’s return preparer regulation program.
The IRS filed a Notice of Appeal to the D.C. Circuit of the Jan. 18 district court decision that struck down the IRS’s registered tax return preparer program and enjoined it from enforcing the regulations.