How Much Does It Cost to Get a CTEC Renewal?


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Renewing a registration as a California Tax Education Council registered tax preparer costs $33 per year as of 2015. Any tax preparer wishing to do business legally in California must renew his registration by October 31 each year.

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In addition to paying the annual registration fee, a CTEC tax preparer must take a minimum of 15 hours of continuing education regarding federal taxes and five hours on California taxes, all from a CTEC-approved educator. In addition, a CTEC tax preparer must renew his preparer tax identification number with the Internal Revenue Service each year and must maintain a $5,000 bond as a tax preparer.

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