Tuesday, December 18, 2012


The “Return Preparer Office Federal Tax Return Preparer Statistics” have been updated through 12/10/2012.

There are now 44,270 RTRPs – previously unenrolled preparers (and some EAs) who have taken and passed the IRS initial competency test.

But there are still over 300,000 - 304,077 to be exact – “preparers with provisional PTINs who have not yet passed the RTRP test”.

So 300,000+ tax return preparers have to sit for and pass the test in the next 12 months.

Once again I ask – is the IRS really going to force 100,000 to 200,000 tax preparers out of business?

The IRS must face reality.  There must be grandfathering!

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