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. What do I do to become a registered Tax Preparer in California? Copies of The Tax Preparation Act and a "General Information for Tax Preparers" are available from CTEC. All approved courses by CTEC have an assigned three part course number that includes a QE (9999-QE-9999) These numbers are available from the provider and are found on the course completion certificate that is issued from the school to students who successfully complete the course.
800-540-3453 All approved courses by CTEC have an assigned three part course number that includes a CE (9999-CE-9999) These numbers are available from the provider and are found on the course completion certificate that is issued from the school to students who successfully complete the course. 20 hours of CTEC approved continuing education (10 hours of federal tax law topics, 3 hours of tax law updates, 2 hours of ethics and 5 hours of state). This education must be taken from a CTEC approved curriculum provider and completed by October 31 of each year.
800-829-0433 Generally speaking, CPAs, Attorneys, Enrolled Agents and anyone employed by these individuals are exempt from the Act. (For a full description of all requirements to be exempt see Section 22258). How do I obtain a tax preparer bond? EA's - IRS You can search for a CTEC Approved Education Provider by going to the Approved Education Providers link or write or call CTEC and request a List of Approved Education Providers.
I've always been subject to the regulations and registered by CTEC, but my bond has been through my employer. Do I have to start all over again and take the qualifying education? Please contact the California Tax Education Council with any questions you could not get answered through this website at info@ctec. How can I locate an approved provider?
Renewal registration begins August 1st. Once you are registered, you must complete 20 hours (10 hours of federal tax law topics, 3 hours of tax law updates, 2 hours of ethics and 5 hours of state) of continuing education by the upcoming October 31st. When does the time period for continuing education start? Q & A Does the statute allow CTEC to approve courses offered by schools that are not approved curriculum providers? Q & A - When can I legally prepare taxes? Q & A - What happens if I don't complete my continuing education and apply for a statement of compliance by October 31st? Q & A - Do I have to pay a separate application fee for multiple business locations? Your bond may be canceled by your insurance/surety company and a tax preparer may not conduct business without a current surety bond.
Q & A - How do I obtain a tax preparer bond? You may only use this application (which you can download from www. Org under Applications) if you fit into one of the above three categories.
Please do not try to use this application for any other use. Q & A - Who is exempt from the Tax Preparers Act? What is the California Tax Education Council? CPA's - Board of Accountancy What is the continuing education requirement? You may begin preparing tax returns after you complete the required education, obtain your bond and are registered with CTEC. No, you do not need to start all over, but until you obtain a valid bond to cover your new practice, you may not prepare taxes.
You will be eligible to renew your registration and obtain a Statement of Compliance when you meet the continuing education requirements and provide proof that you have maintained a valid bond. Within 18 months of completing a qualifying education course, obtain a $5,000 Tax Preparer bond from a insurance/surety company, and register at www.
Org - New to CTEC? (60-hours QE course completed) (qualifying education must be electronically submitted by the provider before you can register online). You will receive your Certificate of Completion within 4 to 6 weeks. Q & A - How can I file a complaint about a CTEC registered or exempt (EA, CPA, Attorney) tax preparer? How do I find out more about what I must do to comply with the requirements of the Tax Preparation Act (Business and Professions Code Sections 22250-22259)? Yes.
The law is limited to overseeing tax preparers who are preparing state and federal tax returns for a fee within the State of California. Out-of-state tax preparers are not obligated to meet California requirements. Find a CTEC approved curriculum provider, successfully complete a 60-hour (45 hours Federal and 15 hours State) course approved for qualifying education, obtain a PTIN (Preparer Tax Identification Number) from the IRS, purchase a $5,000 tax preparer bond from your insurance/surety agent, and apply to obtain a certificate of completion from CTEC.
Q & A - How will I know a tax class meets the "qualifying education" requirements? 916-843-2060 fax Q & A - How can I locate an approved provider? We are happy to provide the most common questions and answers we receive about the Tax Preparation Act (California Business and Professions Code, Chapter 14, §22250-22259). This is not a complete legal description or guide to all requirements. Your status will be changed to expired until you complete the required education and complete the renewal application.
You will also need to pay a $88. Your status will remain expired until your application is processed by CTEC. Attorneys - California State Bar No.
The Council has no authority to certify any education that is not provided by a curriculum provider approved in advance by CTEC. Schools that want to offer courses that qualify for the Tax Preparation Act should apply to CTEC to become an approved curriculum provider. < Back CRTPs who do not renew their registration by January 15th of each year, will have to re-take the 60-hour qualifying education course by an approved education provider and register as a new tax preparer with CTEC.
The responsibility for approving tax schools was transferred by the Legislature and the Governor to the California Tax Education Council effective July 1, 1997. The Council is a private industry association made up of appointees from non-profit tax preparer associations and for profit corporations. Representatives to the Council are appointed as described in Section 22251.
In addition to approving providers of tax education, the Council is charged with providing a list of approved curriculum providers, verifying the required tax education and insuring that preparers provide valid bond information before issuing a statement of completion/compliance to the preparer. What happens if I don't complete my continuing education and apply for a statement of compliance by October 31st? Who is exempt from the Tax Preparation Act? Q & A - What if I live outside of California, can I prepare California tax returns? How do I obtain a certificate of completion from CTEC? Q & A - When and how do I report my continuing education? I have other questions. Q & A - When does the time period for continuing education start? How will I know a tax class meets the "qualifying education" requirements? When can I legally prepare taxes? Do I have to pay a separate application fee for multiple business locations? How can I file a complaint about a CTEC registered or exempt (EA, CPA, Attorney) tax preparer? Does the statute allow CTEC to approve work experience in lieu of qualifying education? Q & A - What do I do to become a registered Tax Preparer in California? Q & A - Who is required to comply with the Tax Preparation Act?
You must submit proof that you are at least 18 years old. What if I live outside of California, can I prepare California tax returns? Q & A - I have other questions.