Hundreds of thousands of Registered Tax Return Preparers (RTRPs) are working on meeting the IRS’s new licensing and education requirement. And the industry is preparing to serve this new group of financial professionals with exam preparation assistance as well as ongoing continuing education courses needed for their annual license renewal.

CPE Link has brought together some powerful resources into one affordable package to help RTRP candidates prepare for the new IRS exam and earn their required CPE credits in 2012.

Part 1 of the package features veteran tax practitioner and Enrolled Agent, Eva Rosenberg (aka Tax Mama) teaching an on-demand 8-hour RTRP preparation course. Rosenberg’s course includes coverage of the subjects included in the exam–plus essential testing tips. Topics include: Preliminary Work and Collection of Taxpayer Data, Overview of the 1040 and Related Parts, Exemptions and Filing Requirements, Treatment of Income and Assets, Adjustments to Income, Deductions, Credits and Other Taxes.

Part 2 provides the Wiley Registered Tax Return Preparer Exam Review book—a virtual tome of tax code guidance—the perfect guide to help practitioners brush up on tax law and pass the comprehensive RTRP test. The course, complete with extensive exercises and a final exam review, provides a solid foundation on the subject of taxes, and the preparation of an accurate and complete income tax return.

Part 3 contains the 15 hours of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) courses necessary to meet the 2012 CPE requirement. These are all delivered conveniently online by CPE Link.

• Ethics: Ethics for Tax Professionals: Circular 230 Guidance (2 hrs)
• Federal Tax Law: Conducting Tax Research with Increased Confidence (5 hrs), 1099 Reporting: 2012 and Beyond (3 hrs), Tax Treatment of Individual Retirement Arrangements (2 hrs)
• Federal Tax Law update: What’s New in 2011 (3 hrs)

These combined resources and training assistance all packaged into one Ultimate RTRP Value Bundle–for only $99, will help these folks step gracefully into their new role as registered tax return preparers.