IRS Ethics Rules Governing CPAs, EAs, and Other Tax Practitioners – Part 1 – Self-Study (No Videos)
This course covers information included in Treasury Department Circular No. 230 and offers ethics education for Enrolled Agents, CPAs and unenrolled tax preparers. This course covers ethics rules and regulations updated through September 2020.
- Distinguish between different types of tax return preparers
- Identify activities considered to be practice before the IRS
- Describe the PTIN application process
- Determine if a continuing education provider is approved by the IRS
- Explain the type and amount of continuing education that must be obtained by enrolled, agents, enrolled retirement plant agents, and unenrolled preparers who want to have limited practice rights before the IRS
- Describe procedures for becoming an Enrolled Agent
- Explain the difference between Form 2848 Power of Attorney and Form 8821 (Rev. 3-2015) Tax Information Authorization
Enrolled Agents, CPAs and Registered California Tax Preparers must complete a minimum of 2 hours of CPE each renewal period in ethics. This course fulfills these CPE requirements and provides students with a review of pertinent provisions of regulations governing the practice of attorneys, CPAs, Enrolled Agents, Enrolled Actuaries and Appraisers.
Self-Study (No Videos)
|IRS (Ethics)||2 Hours|
|Oregon Tax Board||2 Hours|
Field of Study
Basic tax knowledge
Self-study (No Videos)
IRS Ethics Program Number
Meet Your Instructor
April Gutierrez, Enrolled Agent: Known for her entertaining speaking style and ability to make a complex subject easy to understand, April is frequently invited to speak to business groups and news media on tax-related topics. She has a B.A. in Communication Studies from Murdoch University in Perth, Australia. She obtained her Oregon LTC in 1995. April resides in Portland, Oregon, with her husband Jess and their two sons. Her pastimes include gardening, travel, and playtime with her Arabian horse, Fancy.
Any Time, Anywhere
Our online Learning Management System (LMS), offers you the flexibility to study at your own pace while still enjoying many of the benefits of a live classroom.
- Watch lecture video recordings of live instructor-led classes.
- Break to complete classwork and quiz assignments as instructed.
- If you have a question or need help understanding your assignments, use our Q&A forum to post questions and receive answers from your instructor.
- Complete assignments and tests then submit your answers online.
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Terms of Enrollment
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Prerequisites & Advance Preparation
Students intending to write the Oregon State Tax Exam, must be at least 18 years of age, and have High School Diploma or GED. Students using our self-paced internet based program should prepare for classes by downloading and printing course materials. For more information including detailed course descriptions and learning objectives, view the details of each course, located on Pacific Northwest Tax School’s catalog pages at: https://www.pnwtaxschool.com/list-of-all-courses/
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