The Internal Revenue Service is giving tax preparers a chance to make up their continuing education hours if they didn’t complete all of the required hours by the end of last year.

As part of its effort to regulate the tax preparation profession, the IRS began requiring Registered Tax Return Preparers to complete 15 hours of continuing education last year after passing their competency tests and renewing their Preparer Tax Identification Numbers (see IRS Warns Tax Preparers to Get Continuing Education, Posts List of Providers).

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