CTEC Tax Courses are courses required to be taken by California Tax Preparers, or CTEC Registered Tax Preparers. CTEC stands for the California Tax Education Council. California law requires anyone who prepares (or assists with) tax returns for a fee, and is not an attorney, certified public accountant (CPA) or enrolled agent (EA), to register as a tax preparer with CTEC. California Franchise Tax Board (FTB) has the authority to identify and penalize unregistered tax preparer in California, and can issue fines up to $5000. For more information on who is required to register with CTEC, click here.
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