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Department of Taxation and Finance

Tax preparer registration

The Tax Department is enhancing the Tax Preparer Education coursework. You must complete any courses already in progress by April 30, 2018. If you do not, beginning May 1, you will need to re-launch the course from the beginning.

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 prepares that business’ tax returns

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