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OPR Press

OPR's Latest Press Items

 

08/20/14 - Three-Check Limit for Online Refunds into Single Account May Reduce Tax Fraud

08/20/14 - Circular 230 Revisions Prohibit Playing 'Audit Lottery' with Clients

08/13/14 - Hawkins Warns of Distinction Between Fact and Legal Conclusion

06/27/14 - New Principles Standard in Circular 230 Applauded as Covered Opinion Rules Die

06/24/14 - OPR Chief Doesn't Want to See Circular 230 ‘Garbage' at Bottom of Practitioner E-Mails

06/23/14 - New Due Diligence Language is Meant to Streamline Circular 230

06/18/14 - OPR Will Tell Practitioners to Remove Circular 230 Disclaimers

05/23/14 - Some Suspended or Disbarred Tax Practitioners Are Now Permitted to Obtain PTINs and Prepare Tax Returns

03/20/14 - Overvaluation of Facade Easements Earns Appraisers a Five-Year Suspension from IRS

01/29/14 - OPR Seeking Information About Practitioners with Offshore Accounts

01/29/14 - More Disbarments of Tax Professionals in 2013 Than in 2012

10/23/13 - OPR Director Notes Rise in Disbarments in 2013

09/25/13 - OPR and DOJ coordinating Enforcement Against Return Preparers

05/14/13 - OPR Targeting Prepares Compensated Through Shared Refund

03/08/13 - Enrolled Agent Disbarred for Stealing a Client's Tax Payment and Preparing Returns with False Deductions

02/14/13 - Proposed Revisions to Circular 230 Set New Standards for 'Reasonable' Practice

01/25/13 - OPR Closer to Announcing Monetary Sanctions

12/31/12 - OPR Disbars Return Preparer Accused of Filing False Returns

11/02/12 - Hawkins Explains Expanded Due Diligence Concepts

09/21/12 - Hawkins Explains RPO Investigation Authority

06/22/12 - Attorney Censured by the OPR for Mishandling Conflicts of Interest

06/18/12 - Hawkins Describes Circular 230's Jurisdiction Over In-House Practitioners

05/24/12- OPR Targets Tax Debt Resolution Industry in Campaign Against Sanctionable Practices

05/22/12 - IRS Plans Contact with Tax Resolution Companies, Talks with Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and Updated Cir. 230 Rules

05/14/12- Field Agents Should Leave OPR Out of Open Examinations

05/09/12 - OPR Careful About Charging Practitioner Misconduct

05/09/12 - IRS Goes After Contingent Fee Scofflaws

05/09/12 - Guidance On Restrictions During Suspension/Disbarment From Practice Before The Internal Revenue Service

05/07/12 - OPR Expanding, Aspires to Open Regional Offices

04/30/12 - Circular 230 and Due Process

03/07/12 - OPR's Role in Guiding Practitioner Sanctions

02/24/12 - Hawkins Says OPR's New Structure Allows Focus Solely on Discipline

02/22/12 - Hawkins Reserving Monetary Penalties for Firms

02/14/12 - Oversight of Tax Debt Representation Industry Expected Soon

02/12/12 - OPR Committed to Due Process

01/03/12 - IRS Continues Oversight as OPR Refines Focus

12/15/11 - Hawkins Discusses OPR's Jurisdiction of PTIN Holders

12/06/11 - Hawkins Discusses OPR Sanction Guidelines

11/28/11 - Congress Not IRS Should Take Lead in Civil Tax Penalty Reform

11/05/11 - Hawkins Clarifies OPR Won't Second Guess Advice

10/25/11 - IRS to Examine Which Forms Require PTIN

10/24/11 - Hawkins to Flag Advisors

10/24/11 - Hawkins Says OPR Will Scrutinize Court Rulings for Clues on Practitioner Behavior

10/21/11 - Appellate Authority Confirms 5-yr Limitation Period for Nonpayment Discipline

08/25/11 - OPR Issues Practice Guidelines for Sanctioned Practitioners

08/24/11 - OPR Secures First Sanction for Willful Tax Nonpayment

09/30/10 - OPR Cautions Disciplined Practitioners

08/04/10 - Gov't Officials Update - Return Preparer Registration

05/05/10 - Bond Attorney Suspended for 24 Months

02/05/10 - IRS Suspends Preparer for False Returns

03/04/10 - IRS Wins 48-Month Suspension of a Lawyer for Failing to File His Own Tax Return

Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 21-Aug-2014