Tax Preparer Ethics


Tax Preparer Ethics
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Tax Preparer Ethics

Fast Forward Academy is an IRS approved CPE provider - UBWMF
 
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Tax Preparer Ethics
 
IRS Course # UBWMF-E-00004-13-S Enrolled Agent (EA) 2 hour(s) Ethics
IRS Course # UBWMF-E-00004-13-S IRS Registered Tax Return Preparer (RTRP) (OTRP) 2 hour(s) Ethics
CTEC Course # 6209-CE-0006 California Tax Education Council (CTEC) 2 hour(s) Ethics
IRS Course # UBWMF-E-00004-13-S Annual Filing Season Program (AFSP) 2 hour(s) Ethics

Course Description



Ethics are the values that govern our decisions and actions. Some companies have clearly defined written codes of principles for determining the difference between good and bad behavior. Good ethics boils down to knowing the difference between right and wrong and choosing to do what is right. This course will explore the definition of ethics in the eyes of the Internal Revenue Service, as well as the important covenants contained in Treasury Circular 230, which governs practice before the IRS. Additionally, this course will discuss the various penalties and sanctions available for violation of the rules by individuals allowed to practice.



Learning Objectives



After completing this chapter, you will be able to:




  • Explain the role of ethics in the tax preparation industry

  • Explain the IRS rules as outlined in Circular 230.

  • Identify common ethical violations and penalties.

  • Discuss procedures that promote compliance with ethical guidelines.

 
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Category   Hours Course Name Designations Year
AFTR  
AFTR - Annual Federal Tax Refresher 6 Hours AFTR - Annual Federal Tax Refresher OTRP, CTEC, AFSP 2014
Ethics  
Tax Practitioner Ethics  Duties, Responsibilities and Sanctions 2 Hours Tax Practitioner Ethics Duties, Responsibilities and Sanctions EA, OTRP, CTEC 2014
The Ethical Role of the Tax Preparer 2 Hours The Ethical Role of the Tax Preparer EA, OTRP, CTEC 2014
Understand Circular 230 and Avoid Ethical Violations 2 Hours Understand Circular 230 and Avoid Ethical Violations EA, OTRP, CTEC 2014
Tax Return Preparer Ethical Issues 2 Hours Tax Return Preparer Ethical Issues EA, OTRP, CTEC, AFSP 2014
Ethics & Tax Practice 2 Hours Ethics & Tax Practice EA, OTRP, CTEC, AFSP 2014
Avoiding Disciplinary Actions for Circular 230 Violations 2 Hours Avoiding Disciplinary Actions for Circular 230 Violations CPA, EA, OTRP, CTEC, AFSP 2014
Tax Preparer Ethics 2 Hours Tax Preparer Ethics EA, OTRP, CTEC, AFSP 2014
Federal Tax Law Updates  
2014 Federal Tax Law Updates 3 Hours 2014 Federal Tax Law Updates CPA, EA, OTRP, CTEC, AFSP 2014
Other Federal Tax  
Taxation of Lawsuits, Awards, and Settlements 2 Hours Taxation of Lawsuits, Awards, and Settlements CPA, EA, OTRP, CTEC, AFSP 2014
1099 Dos and Don'ts 2 Hours 1099 Dos and Don'ts CPA, EA, OTRP, CTEC, AFSP 2014
Tax Rules Related to Ministers and Clergy 2 Hours Tax Rules Related to Ministers and Clergy CPA, EA, OTRP, CTEC, AFSP 2014
Taxation of Daycare Providers 2 Hours Taxation of Daycare Providers CPA, EA, OTRP, CTEC, AFSP 2014
Earned Income Tax Credit and Preparer Responsibilities 2 Hours Earned Income Tax Credit and Preparer Responsibilities CPA, EA, OTRP, CTEC, AFSP 2014
The Healthcare Reform Act: A Complete Guide to Understanding the PPACA 5 Hours The Healthcare Reform Act: A Complete Guide to Understanding the PPACA EA, OTRP, CTEC 2014
Healthcare Reform: Tax Provisions of the Affordable Care Act 4 Hours Healthcare Reform: Tax Provisions of the Affordable Care Act CPA, EA, OTRP, CTEC 2014
Education Tax Benefits 5 Hours Education Tax Benefits EA, OTRP, CTEC 2014
Tax Treatment of Individual Retirement Arrangements 2 Hours Tax Treatment of Individual Retirement Arrangements EA, OTRP, CTEC, AFSP 2014
Tax Treatment of Life Insurance Proceeds 3 Hours Tax Treatment of Life Insurance Proceeds CPA, EA, OTRP, CTEC, AFSP 2014
Tax Treatment of Sickness and Injury Plans 3 Hours Tax Treatment of Sickness and Injury Plans CPA, EA, OTRP, CTEC, AFSP 2014
Retirement Plans, Pensions and Annuities 3 Hours Retirement Plans, Pensions and Annuities CPA, EA, OTRP, CTEC, AFSP 2014
Estate Tax Planning 3 Hours Estate Tax Planning CPA, EA, OTRP, CTEC, AFSP 2014
Aspiring Authors Need Not Apply: The Correct Approach to Deducting Travel Expenses 2 Hours Aspiring Authors Need Not Apply: The Correct Approach to Deducting Travel Expenses CPA, EA, OTRP, CTEC, AFSP 2014
Cancellation of Debt Income 2 Hours Cancellation of Debt Income CPA, EA, OTRP, CTEC, AFSP 2014
Tax Issues Related to Small Construction Contractors 2 Hours Tax Issues Related to Small Construction Contractors CPA, EA, OTRP, CTEC, AFSP 2014
Gliders, Geldings, and Gamblers: A Review of the Hobby Loss Rules 2 Hours Gliders, Geldings, and Gamblers: A Review of the Hobby Loss Rules CPA, EA, OTRP, CTEC, AFSP 2014
Reporting Foreign Income, Accounts, and Assets 2 Hours Reporting Foreign Income, Accounts, and Assets CPA, EA, OTRP, CTEC, AFSP 2014
Single - With Dependents 2 Hours Single - With Dependents EA, OTRP, CTEC, AFSP 2014
Accuracy & Continuity on Tax Returns 2 Hours Accuracy & Continuity on Tax Returns EA, OTRP, CTEC, AFSP 2014
Marital Status and the Adoption Credit, Moving Expenses, and Gain on Sale of Main Home 2 Hours Marital Status and the Adoption Credit, Moving Expenses, and Gain on Sale of Main Home EA, OTRP, CTEC, AFSP 2014
Preparing Returns with Multiple Income Sources 2 Hours Preparing Returns with Multiple Income Sources EA, OTRP, CTEC, AFSP 2014
Something Old, Something New, Some Divorce Tax Issues for You 2 Hours Something Old, Something New, Some Divorce Tax Issues for You CPA, EA, OTRP, CTEC, AFSP 2014
Whose Deduction is it Anyway? Tax Issues for Divorced and Separated Parents 2 Hours Free - Whose Deduction is it Anyway? Tax Issues for Divorced and Separated Parents CPA, EA, OTRP, CTEC, AFSP 2014
Self-Employment, Education Credits and Estimating Tax 2 Hours Self-Employment, Education Credits and Estimating Tax EA, OTRP, CTEC, AFSP 2014
Passive Activity Loss Limitations 2 Hours Passive Activity Loss Limitations CPA, EA, OTRP, CTEC, AFSP 2014
Traditional IRAs 2 Hours Traditional IRAs CPA, EA, OTRP, CTEC, AFSP 2014
Roth IRAs 2 Hours Roth IRAs EA, OTRP, CTEC, AFSP 2014
Gains on Sales of Qualified Small Business Stock 2 Hours Gains on Sales of Qualified Small Business Stock CPA, EA, OTRP, CTEC, AFSP 2014
Small Business Retirement Plans 2 Hours Small Business Retirement Plans EA, OTRP, CTEC, AFSP 2014
Representing Taxpayers Before the IRS 2 Hours Representing Taxpayers Before the IRS EA, OTRP, CTEC, AFSP 2014
Offers-in-Compromise: Navigating the Process 2 Hours Offers-in-Compromise: Navigating the Process ACAT, EA, OTRP, CTEC, AFSP 2014
Practice Requirements and Discipline Under Circular 230 2 Hours Practice Requirements and Discipline Under Circular 230 ACAT, EA, OTRP, CTEC, AFSP 2014
Health Insurance Deductions & the S Corporation Shareholder 2 Hours Health Insurance Deductions & the S Corporation Shareholder CPA, EA, OTRP, CTEC, AFSP 2014
Tax Implications of Bankruptcy 2 Hours Tax Implications of Bankruptcy CPA, EA, OTRP, CTEC, AFSP 2014
Estate Planning Overview 3 Hours Estate Planning Overview CPA, EA, OTRP, CTEC, AFSP 2014
Fundamentals of Entity Selection 3 Hours Fundamentals of Entity Selection CPA, EA, OTRP, CTEC, AFSP 2014
Children - Tax and Wealth Preservation Issues 3 Hours Children - Tax and Wealth Preservation Issues CPA, EA, OTRP, CTEC, AFSP 2014
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Fast Forward Academy has been approved by the California Tax Education Council (CTEC Provider # 6209) to offer "continuing education". A listing of additional requirements to register as a tax preparer may be obtained by contacting CTEC at P.O. Box 2890, Sacramento, CA, 95812-2890, toll-free by phone at (877) 850-2832, or on the Internet at www.ctec.org.

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Do you cover at least 2 EA hours of enrolled agent ethics CE or professional conduct education?
Yes, the IRS enrolled agent education requirement for ethics is 2 hours per year minimum, so we offer enrolled agent ethics course(s) to our customers.

Is your CPE content updated to cover the current year's tax law?
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Fast Forward Academy is an IRS approved CPE provider - UBWMF

IRS Provider # UBWMF
NASBA Provider # 116347
CTEC Provider # 6209

Fast Forward Academy has been approved by the California Tax Education Council to offer "continuing education". A listing of additional requirements to register as a tax preparer may be obtained by contacting CTEC at P.O. Box 2890, Sacramento, CA, 95812-2890, toll-free by phone at (877) 850-2832, or on the Internet at www.ctec.org.

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