As of January 18, 2013, the IRS was ordered to suspend administering the RTRP exam and annual CE requirements. This suspension is currently in place pending the outcome of an appeal to the original lawsuit filed in 2012 that questioned the IRS’s authority to require the RTRP exam and annual CE requirements. The IRS appeal argues that they in fact do have the appropriate authority to require testing and ongoing education. They further state that they plan to adhere to their original 12/31/13 deadline for all preparers to pass the RTRP exam and continue the annual CE requirement of 15 hours for the current year. To read the court documents relating to this case, click here.
Because the IRS appeal states that the agency plans to adhere to the same requirements and deadlines as if the original lawsuit never occurred, the Tax University is keeping the original RTRP exam and CE information on our website. Once the IRS case has been resolved we will update all our webpages to reflect the outcome of the appeal.
If you have any questions on the IRS lawsuit, please call us at 855-776-8298.