Return Preparer Office (RPO) at-a-glance


The Return Preparer Office oversees preparer tax identification numbers (PTINs), enrollment programs, IRS approved continuing education providers, and the Annual Filing Season Program for tax return preparers.


To improve taxpayer compliance by providing comprehensive oversight and support of tax professionals.


A community of professional tax practitioners working with the IRS to improve tax administration.

Strategic goals

  • Register and promote a qualified tax professional community
  • Improve the compliance and accuracy of tax returns prepared by tax preparers
  • Engage stakeholders to create an environment that fosters compliance and program improvement


Internal Revenue Service
Return Preparer Office
SE:RPO, Room 3420/IR
1111 Constitution Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20224
Phone Number: 202-317-7063
Fax Number: 202-317-4358

Management team

Kimberly D. Rogers, Director
Erin Hoffner, Director, Competency and Standards
Scott Wieczynski, Director, Compliance and Complaint Referrals
Wilbrena Lyons-Thomas, Director, Enrolled Agent Policy and Management
Thomas V. Curtin, Jr., Director, Joint Board of Actuaries
Kelly New, Director, Strategy and Finance
Kevin King, Director, Suitability
Amy Goudey, Director, Vendor Processes and Business Requirements Management

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