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Thursday, September 04, 2008

Provision Preventing Unenrolled Tax Return Preparers From Representing Taxpayers Before IRS Upheld

(Wright v. Everson, CA-11)

31 C.F.R. 10.7(c)(1)(viii) is a valid regulation that did not unlawfully and arbitrarily limit an unenrolled tax return preparer's right to represent taxpayers before the IRS. In a case of first impression, CA-11 determined that 31 C.F.R. 10.7(c) (1)(viii), which limits the scope of representation by an unenrolled representative, was a reasonable legislative regulation and was not arbitrary, capricious or manifestly contrary to the statute. The provision balances the need for a taxpayer to have affordable representation and to be able to choose his representative with the need for competent representation that protects the taxpayer, the IRS and the general public.................



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