The National Society of Accountants has called on the IRS to immediately revise the Circular 230 provision that states that tax preparers may not give tax advice that is not directly related to prepared tax returns.

“Although we are firmly supportive of the changes proposed to be made by this rulemaking, we are extremely disappointed that no changes are proposed to be made to §10.3(f)(3),” NSA President Harlan Rose wrote in a November 16 letter to IRS Acting Commissioner Steven T. Miller. The provision, included in Circ. 230 in 2010 after a comment period and hearing on the matter, provides that an RTRP’s authorization to practice under this part also “does not include the authority to provide tax advice to a client or another person.”

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