California Tax Education Council


Press Releases

February 10, 2021

True Stories About ‘Ghost’ Tax Preparers and the Mess Victims Face

January 21, 2021

Tax Preparers Must Pass Background Check Before Tax Season

June 25, 2020

California Law Requires New Tax Preparers Pass Background Checks

April 08, 2020

Survey Finds Taxpayers Not Verifying Tax Preparer Signature

March 17, 2020

Five Signs to Know if Your Tax Preparer is a Fraud

March 10, 2020

New California Legislation Targets 40,000 Tax Preparers to Provide Fees
Upfront and Inform Clients of Free Tax Services in Six Languages

February 17, 2020

Here Today. Gone Tomorrow. Beware of “Ghost” Tax Preparers.

January 23, 2020

Disciplinary Actions Against CTEC Registered Tax Preparers Now Public

February 17, 2020

Here Today. Gone Tomorrow. Beware of “Ghost” Tax Preparers.

February 11, 2020

New Legislation AB1140 Requires 40,000 Tax Preparers to Provide Fees Upfront
and Inform Clients of Free Tax Services, Some Tax Preparers Exempt

January 23, 2020

Disciplinary Actions Against CTEC Registered Tax Preparers Now Public

June 27, 2019

New State Legislation Impacts 40,000 tax preparers

April 09, 2019

Why You Should Pay Attention to Your Tax Preparer's Signature

March 26, 2019

Five Ways to Identify if Your Tax Preparer is a Fraud

February 14, 2019

California Aims to Scare "Ghost Tax Preparers" Out of Business

January 25, 2019

Eenie, Meenie, Miney, Mo...How to Find Your Perfect Tax Pro

December 27, 2018

Statewide Campaign Focuses on Busting "Ghost Tax Preparers"

April, 2 2018 

5 Signs Your Tax Preparer Will Disappear After Tax Season

March, 6 2018 (92.3 KB)

Top Three Tax Refund Scams

February, 12 2018 (100.9 KB)

Ghost Tax Preparers Continue to Victimize Taxpayers

June, 27 2017 (85.7 KB)

CTEC Elects Two Modesto Tax Preparers to Board

March, 15 2017 (91.7 KB)

Top Three Ways Scammers Steal Your Refund

February, 7 2017 (100.6 KB)

California Warns Against Ghost Tax Preparers

January, 25 2017 (94.8 KB)

What to Know Before Choosing a Tax Preparer

March, 22 2016 (155.9 KB)

Is Your Tax Preparer California Approved?

January, 21 2016 (156.5 KB)

How to Find the Best Tax Preparer For You

January, 5 2016 (153.4 KB)

New Microsite Visually Explains How to Choose a Tax Pro

April, 1 2015 (155.9 KB)

3 Tips to Know When Hiring a Tax Pro Last Minute

March, 3 2015 (158.3 KB)

5 Questions You Should Always Ask Tax Preparers

February, 10 2015 (153.7 KB)

How to Know if Your Tax Preparer is Legal or a Fraud

January, 19 2015 (161.7 KB)

The Difference Between Tax Preparers

January, 1 2015 (159.9 KB)

Old CA Rules Vs New IRS Tax Preparer Program

February, 25 2014 (165.5 KB)

What if Your Tax Preparer is Not Legal?

February, 12 2014 (155.4 KB)

California Tax Preparers Must Still Meet Rules Despite IRS Court Decision

January, 28 2014 (168.2 KB)

How to Find a Legal Tax Preparer in California

December, 30 2013 (167.8 KB)

New Law Targets Questionable Tax Preparers

February, 5 2013 (172.2 KB)

Five Questions You Should Always Ask a Tax Preparer