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Our book includes all the essential tax topics you must know in order to pass the IRS RTRP competency exam. We designed it with you in mind, utilizing the experience of Enrolled Agents, CPAs, tax attorneys, and former IRS employees. The book will help you build a solid foundation of tax knowledge, and master the important tax regulations appearing on the test. We highlight key concepts, provide test tips, explain difficult subjects with examples, and even quiz you along the way. We make every effort to provide the most useful and efficient content available, all designed to help you learn fast and pass!
As an added bonus, the IRS approved this book for 10 hours of federal continuing education credit so you can study for the exam and satisfy part of your CPE requirement at the same time.
The latest edition of our book contains the tax law the IRS uses for current RTRP exams. Unlike many of our competitors, we will provide you with free updates until you pass your test. Check out a sample of the book now!
Practice on the same type of questions you will see on the exam. You can review the correct answer and a complete explanation to each question as you study. These advanced tools will help you retain what you learn in the RTRP Study Guide and improve your chance of success on the IRS exam.
From within the Test Bank you can ask a subject matter expert for help when you need it. With the click of a button you can send us the question you see, along with any question you want to ask. We are here to help you every step of the way.
Using a variety of filters, you can customize a study session to focus on exactly the type of questions you want to see. A few examples of how you can filter questions include:
Completing a Practice Exam enables a number of new helpful features within the Test Bank. We use your exam performance to bring all of your difficult subjects into an "opportunities" filter for you to review in the Test Bank. You can also use the Test Bank to review all of your completed exams again in study mode.
You receive a complete analysis of your performance with a real-time reporting system that populates as you answer questions. This feature not only identifies your strengths, but it pinpoints your weaknesses allowing you to filter the study material according to your specific needs.
Our RTRP Test Bank is the finest tool of its kind available today. Take it for a test drive for free and see for yourself!
Think of the Practice Exams as a flight simulator for the real IRS Registered Tax Return Preparer exam! Once you feel confident with all of the material in the study guide and test bank, it is time to try a Practice Exam.
Our Practice Exams simulate the real experience by providing dynamic practice tests weighted by subject and timed, just like the real exams. We select each of the 120 questions appearing on a Practice Exam according to the same exact standards the IRS uses. Our exams are as close as you will get to the real thing, so if you can pass here, you are ready to take the real exam with confidence.
When you complete an exam you will have access to the answers and explanations, along with a variety of helpful reports designed to help you improve. With our unlimited option, you can create as many unique Practice Exams as you need. Students who are able to pass a Practice Exam are typically successful on their attempt at the real thing. 94% of our students pass on the very first attempt.
Our system to pass is quite simple. We are firm believers that people learn best by doing. Through our concise, well written Study Guide, and our easy to use online software we not only make your learning fun, but easy and retainable as well. The Test Bank will alleviate the need for memorizing entire books, as it teaches you to use your knowledge obtained from the Study Guide to solve problems, and since our Practice Exam simulates the real RTRP Exam, you will be truly prepared and ready to pass your exam in flying colors.
The following are just a few of the amazing features our technology offers!
Extensive, industry leading analytics dashboard for all of your Practice Exam and Test Bank reports.
Everything from calculators to built in question notes... we offer extensive tools to work on the RTRP questions!
Every question features detailed explanations, book references, and authoritative literature to tell you more than just whether you answered correctly, but also the rationale.
Review your practice exam scores, and the question explanations from your exams to understand what went right/wrong, and the reasons why.
As you answer Test Bank questions you will know instantly how you are faring during the study session! No waiting for your answers to be graded!
Focus on questions you most need to study from our Test Bank! You can even use our filters to work on the questions from the specific section of the Study Guide you are currently reading; includes color coded highlighting of areas you are both doing well, and badly at so you can focus on those chapters and categories! Also allows you to filter questions into your Test Bank from your Practice Exams so you can work on areas of your exams you fared poorly at.
Comparison of your results vs. our community of RTRP candidates to help you judge how well you are doing and what is to be expected. We also integrate a "Feedback" feature into every single question which will land any question you have directly on a subject matter expert's desk to assist you!
We are confident our system will be the best way for you to study and ultimately pass your exam on the first try!
At Fast Forward Academy we believe that in order to pass the IRS exam a student must have a solid strategy which reviews the material, provides access to drill questions with answers and explanations, and then allows for exam simulation to test readiness.
The best way to Learn Fast and Pass is to use the Fast Forward Academy tools as follows:
Using the Test Bank:
Now it is time to take a Practice Exam...
Time to study more... Test Bank - Step 2
The Fast Forward Academy Best Strategy to Pass is a proven study method which garners excellent results. While the steps above can be executed in various manners, following this prescribed method will help facilitate successful completion of the exam.
As of Friday, January 18, 2013, the United States District Court has enjoined the IRS from enforcing the regulatory requirements for Registered Tax Return Preparers. The IRS, working with the Department of Justice, continues to have confidence in the scope of its authority to administer this program. For now, the program requirements are voluntary and tests are not being administered. This may change if the IRS succeeds in its planned appeal or with the passage of new legislation.
First, Sign Up with the IRS Online.
Paid federal tax return preparers started signing up using the new PTIN system in mid-September 2010. As of January 1, 2011, all tax return preparers, including those tax return preparers who are attorneys, certified public accountants, and enrolled agents, must have PTINs if they prepare tax returns. The online sign up form will be available at http://www.irs.gov/taxpros/. The IRS is assessing an annual fee of $64.25 for the PTIN registration and $63.00 for renewal.
Every single professional that prepares and files tax returns must pay the $64.25 fee annually ($63 for renewals) and sign up for a PTIN using the new process even if you already have a Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN) number assigned from the IRS. If you already have a PTIN number, that number will stay the same in most cases.
Second, Complete an RTRP Competency Exam. Registered tax preparers only. Attorneys, certified public accountants, and enrolled agents are exempt.
Paid federal tax return preparers must pass an IRS RTRP competency exam to officially become a Registered Tax Return Preparer (RTRP). PTIN registration is very important because if you already have your PTIN before or during the 2011 tax season, you may have until December 31, 2013 to complete this exam and take the test an unlimited number of times until you pass it.
Prometric will administer the RTRP competency exams for the IRS. The test will have 120 questions consisting of multiple choice and true / false questions. Each person will have 2.5 hours to complete the entire RTRP exam. The fee to take the exam is $116, pass or fail. The test is open book in the sense that Prometric will provide individuals with Publication 17, Form 1040 and Form 1040 instructions as reference materials during the exam. Please visit our IRS Registered Tax Return Preparer (RTRP) Exam Specification page for specific topics covered on the RTRP exam.
Attorneys, certified public accountants, and enrolled agents are exempt from the IRS RTRP competency test requirement. Enrolled actuaries and enrolled retirement plan agents are exempt from the registered tax return preparer competency test requirement if they only prepare returns within the limited practice areas of these groups.
The Fast Forward Academy IRS Tax Preparer Course & RTRP Exam Study Guide + Practice Exams including both Wages & Small Business Returns 1040 Series is available here today!
Finally, Annual RTRP Continuing Professional Education (CPE). Registered tax return preparers only. Attorneys, certified public accountants, and enrolled agents are exempt from this new requirement.
A new continuing education requirement of 15 hours per year begins this year (2012). Per the IRS, courses will need to include 3 hours of federal tax law updates, 2 hours of ethics, and 10 hours of other federal tax law. This will not apply to attorneys, certified public accountants, enrolled agents, enrolled actuaries, or enrolled retirement plan agents due to their existing education requirements.