The Internal Revenue Service is set to square off in court Tuesday against a trio of tax preparers who won a key ruling earlier this year invalidating the IRS’s efforts to impose mandatory testing and continuing education of Registered Tax Return Preparers.

Three preparers—Sabina Loving of Chicago, John Gambino of Hoboken, N.J., and Elmer Kilian of Eagle, Wis.—won a victory against the IRS in January when U.S. District Court Judge James E. Boasberg ruled in their favor and found the IRS had exceeded its statutory authority in imposing its Registered Tax Return Preparer requirements (see Court Rules IRS Doesn’t Have the Authority to Regulate Tax Preparers).

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