[IMGCAP(1)]A U.S. District Court recently shut down the Internal Revenue Service program for regulating all “previously unenrolled” paid tax return preparers, and has done away with the Registered Tax Return Preparer designation that would eventually be required of all such individuals who wanted to prepare federal tax returns for compensation. The IRS has announced that it will appeal this decision.

But do we really need the IRS to require federal “licensing” of paid tax return preparers?

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