Rules for new CTEC registrants - Spidell

Rules for new CTEC registrants

Beginning July 1, 2020, tax preparers applying for a new CTEC registration must submit fingerprint images and submit to a background check. Note: This requirement does not apply to CTEC-registered tax preparers (CRTPs) who have already registered with CTEC prior to July 1, 2020, unless a CRTP allows their CTEC registration to expire or has their registration revoked. To re-register with CTEC, they not only will be required to retake the 60-hour qualifying education course, but they will also be required to go through a background check and submit fingerprint images to CTEC, even if they had done so in the past.