The Tax Governance Institute plans to host a video Webcast on the new tax preparer standards on Jan. 15 from 1 pm to 2:30 pm EST.

A 2007 law raises the return preparation standard for undisclosed positions reported on any federal tax return and imposes a larger penalty on tax-return preparers who fail to meet the higher standard. Uncertainty about the definition of a "tax-return preparer" also makes the scope of the legislation potentially unclear.

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