The California Tax Education Council is cautioning tax preparers that they still need to meet state-mandated requirements despite the Internal Revenue Service’s loss in its court appeal to regulate tax preparers.

On Tuesday, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the IRS in its attempt to reinstate the Registered Tax Return Preparer program requiring testing and continuing education of tax preparers (see Tax Preparers Defeat IRS in Appeals Court Ruling on Licensing Scheme).

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