Non-Compliant Tax Preparer Complaint Form
This is the Non-Compliant Tax Preparer Complaint Form for the California Tax Education Council (CTEC). This is an informal complaint system that allows you to make CTEC aware of non-compliant tax preparers.
California Business & Professions Code, Section 22250-22259, states that anyone who, for a fee, assists with or prepares a state or federal income tax return, excluding CPAs, Attorneys and Enrolled Agents or their employees, must be registered with CTEC. In an effort to identify and bring non-compliant preparers into compliance, CTEC developed this Non-Compliant Tax Preparer Complaint Form for the use by individuals who are aware of non-compliant tax preparers. The information on the form will come directly to CTEC for appropriate action. CTEC will keep the identity of the reporting individual anonymous. Reporting individuals may not receive a response or follow-up information regarding their complaint due to the confidentiality of all parties involved.
This form is to be used solely to notify CTEC of non-compliant tax preparers, and should not be used for any other tax preparer complaints.
To find a tax preparer and verify registration status, enter a valid CTEC ID WITHOUT the letter "A" or your search criteria below. You may enter one or more criteria. Additional criteria will narrow the search. Partial spellings are OK.