A group of tax practitioners, including CPAs and Enrolled Agents, along with a former IRS agent and the nonprofit Tax Foundation, have filed an amicus brief in support of a trio of tax preparers who successfully filed suit against the Internal Revenue Service to stop its program for mandatory testing and continuing education of Registered Tax Return Preparers.

The brief, which was filed Friday, includes a number of new arguments that have not been previously advanced in prior filings, according to Dan Alban, lead attorney on the case at the Institute for Justice, a libertarian law firm in Arlington, Va., which represented the tax preparers in their suit against the IRS.

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