The Tax Professionals Blog — California Registered Tax Preparers

Governor Signs New bill affecting CRTP Tax Preparers

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On September 20, 2018, Governor Brown signed into law Assembly Bill 3143 which modifies the laws affecting CTEC preparers.

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California Registered Tax Preparers Get Special Treatment under the New IRS Voluntary Annual Filing Season Program.

Posted by Lee Reams Sr. on

To prepare tax returns in California, non-exempt(1) tax preparers must meet the education and registration requirements of the California Tax Education Council (CTEC). Initially, this requires an applicant to pass a 60-hour qualifying education course and subsequently meet the annual 20-hour education requirements to become a California Registered Tax Preparer (CRTP). CRTPs are required to reregister with CTEC annually. CTEC only reregisters those who have completed their annual CE requirements.

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