California Tax Education Council
August, 1 2017
Renewal Registration Starts Today

The 2017/2018 CTEC renewal registration cycle starts August 1, 2017. If you already completed the continuing education requirements (15 hours federal and five hours state), now is the time to renew.

To register online, go to the Tax Professionals box located on the homepage and click on Register/Renew Now.

To renew, you must have:

·      Basic personal information.

·      Current bond information.

·      A renewed IRS Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN).

·      20 hours of continuing education (10 hours of federal tax law, three hours of federal tax law updates, 2 hours of ethics and 5 hours of state) already uploaded into the CTEC database.

·      A Visa or MasterCard to pay the $33 registration fee.

To renew online, all your education must have been electronically reported to CTEC by your education provider. If your education is not showing up, call your education provider(s) to upload the hours into the system. CTEC policy allows education providers 10 days from the date the course was completed to report hours earned so please plan ahead.

Important Note: CRTPs who plan to participate in the IRS voluntary Annual Filing Season Program (AFSP) must have their CTEC renewal registration completed no later than December 31, 2017, which is required by the IRS.

CRTPs who plan to represent clients during IRS examinations must participate in the program to receive limited representation rights.

Limited representation rights are defined as tax preparers that can represent clients whose tax returns they prepared and signed, but only before revenue agents, customer service representatives and similar IRS employees, including the Taxpayer Advocate Service.

To have limited practice rights, CRTPs must be an AFSP participant in both the year the tax return was prepared and the year of representation.

To learn more, click here.

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