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Department of Taxation and Finance

Tax preparer registration

The period to register as a tax return preparer for 2020 is over and the Web application is currently unavailable. The 2021 registration application and education requirements will become available mid-November 2020.

 You must register, or renew your registration, with the New York State Tax Department for every calendar year in which you:

  • will be paid to prepare one or more New York State tax returns or reports; or
  • will facilitate a refund anticipation loan (RAL) or refund anticipation check (RAC).

To determine if you are required to register, pay the registration fee, and take continuing education courses, please answer the question below.

Are you one of the following?

  • attorney
  • CPA (certified public accountant)
  • PA (public accountant)
  • enrolled agent
  • volunteer tax preparer
  • employee of an attorney
  • employee of a CPA
  • employee of a PA
  • employee of an enrolled agent
  • employee of a business who only prepares the business’ tax returns

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