2 Credits: Taxes
The Internal Revenue Service routinely processes more than 200 million tax returns each year, many of them prepared by tax professionals. Not surprisingly, as tax law becomes increasingly complex, taxpayers often seek the assistance of knowledgeable professionals to represent them with respect to tax and other matters before the IRS. However, the ability to represent a client before the IRS is, with certain exceptions, extremely limited.
This course addresses the nature of practice before the IRS, identifies those permitted to engage in such practice and examines the power of attorney under which a taxpayer authorizes representation before the IRS.
Upon completion of this chapter, you should be able to:
- Define ‘practice before the Internal Revenue Service”;
- Recognize the general scope of permitted enrolled agent practice responsibilities;
- List the categories of individuals permitted to practice before the IRS; and
- Identify the extent of practice privileges possessed by individuals permitted to practice before the IRS.
- Describe the nature and function of a power of attorney;
- Discuss when a power of attorney is required and when it is not required with respect to matters before the IRS;
- Identify the acts that may be performed for a client under a power of attorney;
- Explain how to complete the necessary IRS form to name a power of attorney and where to file it; and
- Understand how to revoke an existing power of attorney.
January 9, 2024
There are no prerequisites
IRS Provider Number: 0MYXB
IRS Course Number: 0MYXB-T-02174-22-S
IRS Federal Tax Law Credits: 2
CTEC Course Number: 2071-CE-1384
CTEC Federal Tax Law Credits: 2
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CTEC Notice: California Tax Education Council DOES NOT allow partial credit, course must be taken in entirety. Western CPE has been approved by the California Tax Education Council to offer continuing education courses that count as credit towards the annual “continuing education” requirement imposed by the State of California for CTEC Registered Tax Preparers. A listing of additional requirements to register as a tax preparer may be obtained by contacting CTEC at P.O. Box 2890, Sacramento, CA, 95812-2890, by phone toll-free at (877) 850-2832, or on the Internet at www.ctec.org.
Meet The Experts
Paul J. Winn CLU ChFC is a writer with more than 30 years experience in the life insurance and securities industry as an agent/registered representative, an agency head, a marketing vice president for a life insurance company and the president of a corporate registered investment adviser. He was a long serving member of the advisory board to the New York State insurance department. He is a published book author and creator of more than 200 taxation, insurance and securities training courses.