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On January 1, 2012 California passed a new bill which revises the hourly breakdown of continuing education requirements for tax preparers registered with the California Tax Education Council (CTEC).

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 Starting January 1, 2012, CTEC-registered tax preparers must complete 15 hours federal and five hours state of continuing education each year. This includes change is to conform with CTEC federal continuing education requirements to the new Internal Revenue Service requirements. Nonexempt tax preparers, including CRTPs, must also pass an IRS competency exam and background check by 2013. Attorneys, certified public accountants, and enrolled agents are exempt from the new IRS continuing education and exam requirements.

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