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Updated: 1/30/2014
Description: Tax Preparers prepare tax returns for individuals or small businesses. They may work in an office or established tax return firm. They do not have the background or responsibilities of an accredited accountant or Certified Public Accountant and they must work under the direction of a Tax Consultant or Certified Public Accountant.

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Statutes, Rules, Ordinances: OAR 800
Duration: Annual
Fees - application, exam, etc.:  Examination: $50.
Original License: $80.
Renewal: $80 yearly.
Responsible Agency: Tax Practitioners Board
Examination Information:
  • Exam Time: December, other wise by appointment through community colleges statewide.
  • Exam Locs: Salem
  • Exam Pass: 75 percent or higher.
  • Exam Repeat: Retake as necessary.

Examinations & Education
Continuing Ed Requirements: 30 clock-hours of acceptable education during the license year.
Prerequisites: 1. Be at least 18 years old.
2. Be a high school graduate or have a GED.
3. Successfully complete Board-approved 80-class-hour course on basic tax law.
4. Pass Board exam on basic tax law and practice.
Application Form: Tax preparer application
Service Links:  General Information Booklet
 Licensing Information
 Tax Preparer License Initial Application
 Oregon Board of Tax Practitioners Search
 Tax Preparer Examination Application
 Tax Preparer Renewal Application
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Additional Information: Licensee information

  Agency Information
Please refer to the Agency Website for further details and additional information.
Agency Name: Tax Practitioners Board
E-mail Address: tax.bd@state.or.us
Phone: 503-378-4034
Mail Address: Oregon State Board of Tax Practitioners
3218 Pringle SE #120
Salem, OR 97302
Website Information: http://www.oregon.gov/OBTP/Pages/index.aspx

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