Court Dismisses AICPA suit against IRS Voluntary Tax Preparer Suit

Posted by Lee Reams II on

A federal judge, James Boasberg, the same judge who handed down the Loving v. IRS ruling last year invalidating the IRS’s attempt to impose mandatory testing and continuing education of non-credentialed tax preparers, has dismissed a lawsuit against the Internal Revenue Service by the American Institute of CPAs over its new program offering voluntary education and testing of non-CPA tax preparers.

In his ruling Monday October 27, Boasberg said the AICPA lacked standing and would not be harmed by a voluntary program. “Arguing that AICPA and its members have suffered no harm from the program, Defendants IRS and the IRS Commissioner have now moved to dismiss the suit for lack of standing. Agreeing, the Court will grant Defendants’ Motion,” wrote Boasberg.