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A tax consultant license enables a person to lawfully prepare personal income tax returns in the State of Oregon for a fee as a self-employed or independent tax practitioner. A tax consultant is considered to be at an experienced level for preparing personal income taxes, and can work on their own or as an employee..
A person who is an enrolled agent with the federal government may take the state-only portion of the tax consultant's exam to become a licensed tax consultant. Becoming a licensed tax consultant enables licensees to lawfully prepare personal income tax returns in Oregon for a fee or valuable consideration as a self-employed or independent tax practitioner. Tax consultant certification gives the holder the right to represent taxpayers before the IRS.
A tax preparer license enables a person to lawfully prepare personal income tax returns in the State of Oregon. A tax preparer must work under the supervision of a licensed tax consultant, a certified public accountant, a public accountant, or an attorney who prepares tax returns for their clients. A tax preparer is an apprenticeship level for preparing personal income taxes.
To become a Licensed Tax Preparer
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