Gainesville, FL (PRWEB) January 11, 2013
The IRS requires that all Registered Tax Return Preparers and RTRP candidates earn 15 hours of continuing education each year, starting in 2012. But many RTRPs and RTRP candidates missed the December 31, 2012 deadline and are not in compliance with the 2012 CE requirement. In response to the concerns of these tax preparers, the IRS has stated that candidates must complete any remaining 2012 CE requirements in 2013 along with their 2013 requirements. This means if an RTRP or RTRP candidate missed the deadline in 2012, 30 hours of CE will need to be completed in 2013. Candidates should complete their past-due CE as soon as possible to avoid placing too heavy a burden on themselves later in the year. According to Dr. Gleim of Gleim Publications, “All tax preparers who missed the 2012 deadline should obtain their CE now, before tax season begins.”
Tax preparers should purchase courses only from IRS-approved continuing education providers, such as Gleim. There are multiple ways to earn the required 15 hours:
An RTRP Review course – RTRP candidates can earn up to 10 hours of CE for completing a qualifying RTRP Review course, such as the Gleim RTRP Review System.
An EA Review course – EA candidates who are already RTRPs can earn up to 10 hours of CE for completing a qualifying EA Review course. This is a great option for those tax preparers who have already pass the RTRP exam and now wish to further their career by becoming an EA as well.
An RTRP CE Bundle - Candidates should look for CE providers who offer 15-hour CE packages, like the Gleim RTRP CE Bundle. Packages like these group all the required CE into one easy purchase, and tax preparers are assured the CE they are taking meets the requirements of the IRS.
Try a complimentary demo of the Gleim RTRP Review System. All you have to do to begin is create an account. Or, click here to learn more about how Gleim has bundled the CE necessary for RTRPs into one convenient package.