An Internal Revenue Service advisory group has released a report detailing a wide-ranging set of 70 recommendations, including new requirements for tax preparers.

Among the suggestions, the IRS Advisory Council recommended that the IRS develop a system to identify all paid preparers, including unlicensed ones, through the use of a unique identification number, in addition to the Preparer Tax Identification Number for licensed preparers. IRSAC also said the IRS should conduct research to create a better process for monitoring and controlling paid preparers utilizing these unique identification numbers.

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