The IRS Tax Forum in Las Vegas will offer Registered Tax Return Preparer candidates an on-site opportunity to take the RTRP test.
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The testing will take place in the Anzio Conference Room at Caesar's Palace Hotel & Casino, site of the forum. According to the IRS, 60 seats were available on each of July 30, July 31 and August 1. Testing is at 8 a.m., noon and 4 p.m. each day. According to the IRS testing schedule, testing is also available at a second site in Las Vegas during the forum.
The fee to take the open-book, 120-question test is $116.
RTRP tests are also available near the remaining IRS tax forums in Atlanta (three testing locations) on July 10-12; San Diego on July 17-19; Chicago (two testing locations) on August 21-23; and New York (two testing locations) on August 28-30.
Forum rates are $211 to $340, and registration dates are approximately July 3 for San Diego, July 17 for Las Vegas, August 7 for Chicago, and August 14 for New York. Sign-up is required.
The IRS has not yet announced whether the four remaining forums will offer testing on the site of the forums themselves.
The series of three-day forums recently kicked off in Orlando, Fla., and cover a range of tax compliance and administrative topics and feature speakers from academia and the private sector, as well as from the IRS.
Presentations from the 2011 Tax Forums also offer an achieved PowerPoint on the RTRP initiative.
Forum registrants may receive up to 18 credits of CPE. A plenary session provides an overview of 2012 tax law changes. Each forum will have a Practitioner Case Resolution Program that allows practitioners to bring their toughest case to the program. IRS representatives with specialized experience are available by appointment to meet one on one with tax professionals to discuss client tax cases. If the case can't be resolved on site, it will be assigned to an appropriate IRS professional for follow-up.