Tax Practice Management

Renew Your PTIN Now for 2022 

IRS is now processing PTIN applications and renewals for 2022. Preparers must renew or register for their PTIN by December 31. The fee for applying or renewing 2022 PTINs is $35.95.

Navigating the California Employee vs. Independent Contractor Maze 

Since the California Legislature passed Assembly Bill 5 (AB 5) in September 2019, the rules regarding who is and who is not an employee in this state have gotten ever more stringent – and confusing.

Special Enrollment Examination Proposed User Fee Increase 

IRS conducted a biennial review of the SEE user fee in 2021, and calculated its costs for overseeing the SEE at $99 per part. The current user fee for each part of the SEE is $81.

Income Verification Express Service Automation Clarification 

IVES is modernizing its processing to implement Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software for reading Form 4506-C. The OCR software is expected to go live in October.

New Filing Information Returns Electronically Online Application 

A new online application for the FIRE system, Information Returns (IR) Application for Transmitter Control Code (TCC), is scheduled to launch on September 26.