The American Institute of CPAs told the Internal Revenue Service that it should avoid requiring pre-approval of continuing education courses as part of its tax preparer regulation efforts.

“We believe that by not mandating a course-by-course pre-approval process, the IRS will ensure that continuing education courses are timely and that the ultimate system for monitoring course quality will allow the IRS to effectively manage its limited resources,” AICPA Tax Executive Committee chair Patricia Thompson wrote in a letter to the IRS.

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