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2019 Maryland 4 Hour - State only

In order be in compliance with Maryland state law regarding continuing education for paid tax preparers, you need to successfully complete 16 hours of tax education every two years. Four of the 16 hours must be in Maryland state tax-related subjects. Platinum offers a separate 4 hour CPE Maryland state-tax-related subject as well as a combined course of 19 hours continuing education which includes 4 hours of Maryland state-tax-related-subjects and 15 hours of continuing professional education as recognized by the IRS.  Platinum Professional Services has combined the IRS recommended CPE hours and the Maryland requirements so you can meet all your tax education needs in one course.  If you are interested in this course Click here.  The tax course below fulfills the 4 hour Maryland state requirement and contains 40 quiz questions.

Maryland-IRS Annual Filing Season Certificate Continuing Education Requirements

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) requires individuals to possess a valid PTIN.  A registration issued by the Maryland State Board is required to prepare Maryland individual tax returns. The holding of a current, valid federal PTIN is the primary credential required for the issuance of a state registration. You must be at least 18 years old and hold a valid High School Diploma or GED.  The State of Maryland requires that Maryland Tax Preparers complete a minimum of 16 hours of continuing tax education CE every two years, by the anniversary date of the original registration issuance.   Once you complete our Maryland Continuing Professional Education Tax Course you will receive a Certificate of Completion.  Platinum will also provide you with an audit checklist of your CPE hours to provide to the Maryland Department of Labor Licensing and Regulation if they request it from you. The registration fee for the initial two year registration and subsequent bi-annual renewal is $100. The expiration date will be two years from the date of issuance.  In addition, the IRS requires non-credentialed or non-exempt tax preparers to complete 18 credit hours of continuing education including an Annual Federal Tax Refresher (AFTR) if they want to be an IRS AFSP Record of Completion Holder. 

Please note: The IRS Annual Filing Season Certificate is only available between June 1st and December 31st. Again, Platinum will then report your completion electronically to the IRS. Once the tax preparer has met all three requirements for the Internal Revenue Service AFSC (renewed their PTIN, taken appropriate amount of continuing education, completed and passed the AFTR course/test if required), a certificate will be available in the PTIN holder's online IRS account for printing. Any "unenrolled" preparer not already bound by Circular 230 will need to sign an agreement to follow sub-part b of Circular 230 before being able to print the certificate from the Internal Revenue Service. There will be no cost to the preparer for the AFSC certificate. The IRS will then list AFSC tax preparers in their public database including the tax preparer's credentials.

Maryland law requires that applicants for registration pass an examination, Section 21-302(e) of Title 16, Business Occupations and Professions, Annotated Code of Maryland. The new Maryland Examination will be available on October 1, 2014. The deadline for passing the Maryland Examination is December 31, 2015. After that date, passing the examination will be required before making application for registration. Current registered tax preparers will have until December 31, 2015 to take and pass the Maryland exam. The cost of the Maryland Examination is $65. Those tax preparers who have taken and passed the RTRP exam given by the IRS do not have to take the Maryland exam, but must submit a copy of their RTRP Certificate issued by the IRS or the letter of passing results as proof. The Maryland Examination is being administered by PSI Services, LLC. Information about how to schedule, pay for, and take the Maryland Exam may be found at the PSI Exams Online Website.

About the Maryland Continuing Education Course

The tax course includes not only the basics such as forms, filing status, dependents, exemptions and deductions, but also adds taxable and nontaxable state income, credits, adjustments to income, deductions and business income. In addition, students will learn specific state tax laws regarding issues like part-year and nonresident issues, community property rules, and domestic partners.The tax course is available to you for six months upon registration.  The reading material is built within the course with an option to print it out if you prefer to work offline.  Our current courses are based upon the IRS' most recently available tax laws, forms, and schedules. We provide all students with tax updates throughout the year on our Platinum Blog site. 

Remember, Platinum Professional Services offers automatic grading, feedback on your missed questions, reading material conveniently located within each tax course, and unlimited number of tries to pass the quizzes and final exam(s). We even offer full instructor support. Our tax courses are available to you for six months (180 days) upon purchase and will expire after the six month term.  Please note:  Enrolled Agent review courses and Notary courses expire after one year.  Learn 24/7, online and at your own pace. Best of all, your Certificate of Completion is emailed to you immediately following the successful completion of the tax course. 

With Platinum Professional Services there is no confusion, only a direct path to success. Feel free to discover the most proficient way to deepen your education and be efficient, all while saving you time and money. Here at Platinum Professional Services, we make it easy for you without any added obstacles. Everyone wants to simplify their life and finally, we have the way.

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2019 Maryland 4 Hour - State only

Price: $26.00


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