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Updated: 1/30/2014
Description: Tax Consultants prepare tax returns for individuals or small businesses. May have own business or work for established tax return firm.

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Statutes, Rules, Ordinances: OAR 800
Duration: Annual
Fees - application, exam, etc.:  Examination: $85.
Original License: $95 ($65 if currently licensed as a Tax Preparer).
Renewal: $95 yearly.
Responsible Agency: Tax Practitioners Board
Examination Information: Exam Time: December, otherwise by appointment through community colleges statewide.
Exam Locs: Salem
Exam Pass: 75 percent or more.
Exam Repeat: May reapply for the examination at anytime.

Examinations & Education
Continuing Ed Requirements: (1) Except for renewal of an initial license, a tax consultant or tax preparer renewing a license shall submit evidence of attending at least 30 hours of acceptable continuing education since the last renewal date.
(2) Continuing education credit will be accepted only for courses and seminars that comply with all Board rules regarding continuing education.
Prerequisites: 1. Have two years tax prepare or equivalent experience (minimum 780 hours accumulated during at least two of the past five years).
2. 15 hours of continuing education in the field of personal income tax preparation taken within one year of the application date.
3. Pass Board exam on advanced tax law and practice.
Application Form: Tax consultant application
Service Links:  General Information Booklet
 Licensing Information
 Tax Consultant Renewal Application
 Licensed Tax Consultants in Your Area
 Consultant Examination Application
 Enrolled Agent Examination Application
 Petition to Claim Tax Consultant Experience from Another State
 Preparer Examination Application
 Verification of Work Experience Application
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  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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