Miscellaneous

Enrolled Agent Ethical Standards: Practices and Procedures (Updated)

Course Overview:
The Internal Revenue Service routinely processes more than 200 million tax returns each year, many of them prepared by tax professionals. Not surprisingly, as tax law becomes increasingly complex, taxpayers often seek the knowledgeable assistance of enrolled agents and other professionals in their preparation.
To help ensure enrolled agents and other professionals understand their ethical responsibilities in representing their clients before the IRS and in preparing tax returns, the IRS has published Treasury Department Circular 230. Circular 230 offers substantial guidance by:
  • Setting forth rules relating to the authority to practice before the IRS; and
  • Identifying the duties and restrictions relating to such practice.
    This course will examine the principal rules, duties and restrictions applicable to enrolled agents in their professional activities.



  • Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
  • Recognize the permitted scope of enrolled agent responsibilities in their practice before the Internal Revenue Service;
  • Identify the best practices for preparing or assisting in the preparation of a submission to the Internal Revenue Service; and
  • List the duties and restrictions applicable to enrolled agents with respect to:
  • Information to be furnished to the IRS,
  • Dealing with taxpayer omissions, errors and noncompliance with U.S. revenue laws,
  • The requirement for preparer diligence,
  • Return of client records,
  • The existence of conflicts of interest, and
  • Solicitation of business.

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    Prerequisites/Advanced Preparation:

    Basic understanding of accounting and tax.

    Speaker / Author:

    Paul J. Winn CLU ChFC

    Education
    B.A. (Philosophy), St. John's University (1961 – 1964) Law School, University of Virginia (1964 – 1965) MBA program Binghamton University (1986-1989)
    CLU (1985)
    ChFC (1987)

    Experience
    Thirty years in the life insurance and investment industry (1965 – 1995). Nineteen years as a financial writer, editor and trainer (1995 – 2014).

    Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York
    Product developer
    Compensation officer
    Agent
    Sales manager

    Security Mutual Life Insurance Company
    General agent
    Marketing vice president
    Agency vice president
    Vice president - strategic planning officer

    Principal Financial Group
    Agency Manager

    Maryland Financial Corporation
    President

    Freelance Writer & Editor
    Published book author.
    Writer & editor of major mutual life insurance company’s agent training university. Creator of more than 200 insurance, securities and tax training courses in online, print and scripted classroom formats.

    Insurance Industry Involvement
    Member, Board of Directors, Baltimore Chapter of CLU & ChFC
    Chairman of Continuing Education, Baltimore Chapter of CLU & ChFC
    Moderator, GAMA Agency Managers Training Course (AMTC) Baltimore
    Member, Board of Directors, Southern Tier (NY) Chapter of CLU & ChFC
    President, Southern Tier (NY) Chapter of CLU & ChFC 1987-1989
    Member/Secretary, Advisory Board to New York State Insurance Department 1985-1989

    Software & Hardware Requirements:

    • 56k or Greater Internet Connection
    • Adobe Acrobat® Reader for the .pdf files
    • Adobe® Flash® Player 9 or higher
    • Modern DHTML Compatible Browser
    • Ram: 256 MB minimum
    • Windows or Mac OS

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    Price (USD)

    Standard Rate: $49.90

    Details

    Course Code : 99WIN09-v2

    Release Date : 09/07/2018
    Expire Date : 09/07/2020
    Credits :
    CPE 2.00
    IRS CE 2.00
    QAS 2.00

    Length : 1hr 40min
    Course Level : Basic
    Course Type : Self-Study
    Passing Grade : 70%
    Format Type : eLearning
    Mobile Compatible
    Field Of Study : Regulatory Ethics

    Theme : Miscellaneous

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