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Update from the IRS Office of Professional Responsibility and IRS Return Preparer Office
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Presented on:

December 14, 2011
2 p.m. Eastern Time
1 p.m. Central Time
Noon Mountain Time
11 a.m. Pacific Time

David R. Williams, Director, Return Preparer Office
Karen L. Hawkins, Director, Office of Professional Responsibility

Moderator: Mike Quinn

This event will provide an overview of the responsibilities of the newly established Return Preparer Office under the direction of David Williams. Office of Professional Responsibility Director Karen Hawkins will discuss OPRís recent reorganization and its exclusive authority over practitioner discipline under Circular 230.

Topics covered:
  • OPR vs. RPO Ė Areas of responsibility
  • Coordination vs. Independence
  • Anticipated Benefits
  • Whatís ahead for return preparers on:
    • PTIN Renewals
    • Testing
    • Continuing Education
    • Suitability Checks
  • RPO Compliance Initiatives

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