CPE Link, a financial continuing professional education (CPE) leader, has announced the launch of CPE4RTRP.com, a simple, user-friendly, one-stop website dedicated exclusively to helping tax preparers figure out and meet new IRS requirements for certification and CPE.
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According to the IRS, hundreds of thousands of tax preparers have yet to take the Registered Tax Return Preparers (RTRP) competency exam, and they are running out of time to meet the December 31 deadline this year to complete their fifteen hours of required CPE.
"CPE is an entirely new experience for a large number of people who have been preparing IRS tax returns for years or even decades. We get hundreds of calls daily from uncertain and often frustrated tax preparers who are trying to sort out what they need to do to prepare for the exam and to fulfill the newly mandated continuing education requirements. That's why we've created a website just for them," said Sue Anderson, executive director, CPE Link.
In preparation for the influx of registered tax preparers, CPE Link has made the search for exam prep courses and qualified CPE much simpler and easier, starting with the dedicated website. In one place, CPE4RTRP.com provides everything the tax preparer needs, presented in clear, straightforward choices.
Convenient and affordable, tax preparers can choose an all-in-one, fifteen-hour package that fulfills the full year's CPE requirement. They don't have to search through a lengthy catalog or a database of courses to find and select the ones that apply to them - CPE Link has done the work for them.
The courses included in the complete CPE package are all self-study, so users can work at their own pace to complete the required hours by the fast-approaching December 31 deadline. In addition, to make compliance even easier, CPE Link takes care of reporting completed credit hours to the IRS.
"Tax preparers who have never done this before are concerned about reporting their credits correctly and on time. That's a service CPE Link is providing for their peace of mind," said Anderson.
In addition to getting the required CPE completed on time, many registered tax return preparers seek help preparing for the competency exam. CPE Link is making that easier too, by offering the fifteen hours of required CPE, plus the best exam prep tools, available in one convenient package. Located on CPE4RTRP.com, the Ultimate RTRP Value Bundle includes the popular RTRP exam prep webinar series by "Tax Mama" Eva Rosenberg. It also provides the exam review manual, with essential tax preparation information, exercises, and practice exam questions, from Wiley, the industry leader in exam preparation materials for CPAs.
For tax preparers who have questions about the IRS RTRP requirements related CPE Link course offerings, visitors to CPE4RTRP.com can get their questions answered via online chat with an RTRP-dedicated customer service specialist.
"The RTRP requirements can seem complex and overwhelming, and with deadlines looming, the stress and uncertainty increases. With CPE4RTRP.com, we've done everything we can think of to help alleviate that stress," said Anderson.