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Continuing Education Requirements Webinar

Continuing Education Requirements Webinar

Summary: This webinar addresses many of the concerns that tax professionals have been expressing since the introduction of the CE requirement for Registered Tax Return Preparers. We discuss in detail the IRS CE requirements and many of the frequently asked questions regarding continuing education. This webinar has the following objectives:…

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Higher Standards for Tax Preparers

Higher Standards for Tax Preparers

Last November, the IRS began efforts to increase the quality of the tax preparation industry and improve service to taxpayers by requiring certain tax preparers to complete a Registered Tax Return Preparer (RTRP) competency test. In the last few months, some 3,000 tax preparers have passed...…

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Drake e-Training Center Webinar Schedule

Drake e-Training Center Webinar Schedule

Drake e-Training Center Webinars provide an effective and convenient way to enhance your knowledge through online education. Webinar topics range from tax subjects to Drake Software applications, with new webinars being added each month. Our webinars are presented with live panelists, so you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions during the event. Earn CPE for your participation (no tests required) and keep track of your completed webinars and CPE certificates online, using your Drake e-Training Center account. How to register...…

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IRS Reminds Preparers of Continuing Education Requirements

IRS Reminds Preparers of Continuing Education Requirements

Tax preparers who are required to pass the new Registered Tax Return Preparer competency exam must complete 15 hours of continuing education this year, and those hours must come from IRS-approved providers. This new continuing education requirement is part of the IRS’s efforts to eliminate problems it has experienced with unqualified preparers.…

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