Section 330 of Title 31, United States Code, and 31 CFR part 10 authorize the IRS to collect this information. We use it to administer the enrolled agent and enrolled retirement plan agent program. This information may be disclosed to: public authorities for use in law enforcement, and in connection with employment, contracting, licensing, and other benefits; courts and other adjudicative bodies and the Department of Justice for litigation purposes; contractors to perform the contract; and to the public to assist them in identifying continuing education programs. Submitting an agreement is voluntary; however, you must provide the requested information to obtain the benefit of approval of the agreement. Failure to provide the requested information could delay or prevent processing the form.
You are not required to provide the information requested on a form subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act unless the form displays a valid OMB control number. Books or records relating to this form or its instructions must be retained as long as prescribed in 31 CFR part 10. The time required to complete this form is estimated to be 36 minutes, including time for reviewing the instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the form. Send comments regarding this estimate or any other aspect of the form, including suggestions for reducing the burden to: IRS/Return Preparer Office, SE:RPO; 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW; Washington, DC 20224.