Jackson Hewitt Launches Its Tax Schools
On July 9, 2012, Jackson Hewitt Tax Service announced the nationwide launch of its Tax Schools in preparation for the 2013 tax season. Jackson Hewitt Tax Schools offer a comprehensive curriculum to meet the tax education needs of individuals who are new to the tax preparation field as well as ongoing training requirements of experienced tax professionals.
General RTRP Test Info
- Those who pass the RTRP test are then able to prepare any federal tax return or a claim for a refund.
- Passing the test is a one-time requirement to become a RTRP. The continuing education requirement is yearly.
- The test is administered by Prometric, Inc. under the supervision of the IRS. Read more about Prometric's role.
- Only attorneys, certified public accountants, or enrolled agents who are active and in good standing with their respective licensing agencies are exempt from the RTRP test.
- If return preparers have a provisional PTIN but do not pass the RTRP test, the IRS will contact them proposing to deactivate their PTIN and remove them from the list of authorized preparers.
- The test must be taken at a physical testing site location and identity must be authenticated. More information about testing, including test procedures, is available on the http://www.irs.gov/taxpros/article/0,,id=248902,00.htmlIRS website.
- To prepare for the text, the IRS has provided a list of study materials. All efforts have been made to develop questions and answers based on general tax rules covered in the IRS publications
- The test is $116 and must be paid at the time the appointment is scheduled. The test fee is nonrefundable and not transferrable.
- A PTIN and file number is required in order to schedule a test.
- In general, a test can be scheduled within 6 months. At some test centers you may be able to schedule dates farther in advance. View a list of test center locations.
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