IRS Registered Tax Return Preparer Example Questions - Updated 2021
The IRS RTRP is a one-time competency exam for tax preparation professionals. The test is a timed, multiple choice exam.
A paid tax return preparer must take the Registered Tax Return Preparer competency test and meet the other requirements for becoming a Registered Tax Return Preparer unless the tax return preparer is a:
Preparer who does not, for compensation, prepare, or assist in the preparation of, all or substantially all of any Form 1040 series return.
For purposes of this exemption, Forms 1040-PR and 1040-SS are not Form 1040 series returns.
The IRS has released test specifications which outline the general individual income tax topics that will be covered by the exam. The IRS also has released a list of publications and instructions from which the test topics were taken. The test specifications and publications, as well as a tutorial, a video on what to expect test day, and a Candidate Information Bulletin, are available atPreparers who need to take the test can schedule an appointment beginning next week through their online PTIN account at Additional Resources
Prometric RTRP Test Helpline: 855-IRS-EXAM (855-477-3926) (Monday-Friday 8 am to 8 pm ET)