Fw: e-News for Tax Professionals **Special Edition**
e-News for Tax Professionals **Special Edition**Interesting ruling in favor of tax preparers and against the IRS.----- Original Message -----Sent: Monday, February 04, 2013 12:41 PMSubject: e-News for Tax Professionals **Special Edition** e-News for Tax Professionals February 4, 2013
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PTIN System Now Open
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 does not affect the regulatory practice requirements for CPAs, attorneys, enrolled agents, enrolled retirement plan agents or enrolled actuaries.
On Friday, Feb. 1, the court modified its order to clarify that the order does not affect the requirement for all paid tax return preparers to obtain a preparer tax identification number (PTIN). Consistent with this modification, the IRS has reopened the online PTIN system.
The IRS continues to have confidence in the scope of its authority to administer this program and is working with the Department of Justice to address all options, including a planned appeal.
Please continue to www.irs.gov/taxpros for additional information as it becomes available.
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