Federal court rules against IRS regulation of tax return preparers

01/21/2013 | Journal of Accountancy

A federal district court has struck down the Internal Revenue Service's registered tax return preparer program as exceeding the IRS' statutory authority. The court granted summary judgment to three tax return preparers who had sued, claiming they would lose revenue and perhaps be forced out of business by the rules. The court enjoined the IRS from enforcing the regulations.

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