The National Association of Enrolled Agents reports that it’s “troubled” by recent IRS proposals to institute temporary and voluntary annual filing season certification for preparers next season.

The NAEA joins the American Institute of CPAs in opposing the proposal by IRS Commissioner John Koskinen to offer a form of voluntary tax preparer certification. Koskinen floated the idea of a series of court rulings invalidated the IRS’s efforts to require mandatory testing and continuing education of preparers.

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