CTEC Registration Information
Once you are registered, you must complete 20 hours (10 hours of federal tax law topics, 3 hours of tax law updates, 2 hours of ethics and 5 hours of state) of continuing education by the upcoming October 31st. If you do not meet the Oct 31st deadline your status will be changed to expire until you complete the required education and complete the renewal application. You will also need to pay a $80.00 fee, ($25.00 registration fee and $55.00 late fee). Your status will remain expired until your application is processed by CTEC.
Starting November 1, 2012, CRTPs who do not renew their registration by January 15, 2013, and each year thereafter, will have to re-take the 60-hour qualifying education course by an approved education provider and register as a new tax preparer with CTEC. The new policy will shorten the grace period from 12 months to 10 weeks.
PTIN Online Registration System for Paid Tax Return Preparers Is Now Available
All paid tax return preparers who prepare all or substantially all of a tax return are required to use the new registration system to obtain a PTIN.
Access to the online application system will be through the Tax Professionals page of IRS.gov. Individuals who currently possess a PTIN will need to reapply under the new system but generally will be reassigned the same number.