Circular 230

Circular 230

Circular 230 means: an U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) publication that sets forth the requirements and responsibilities of professional preparers of tax returns. The statement details educational, ethical, and procedural guidelines.

Treasury Department Circular No. 230 – Regulations Governing the Practice of Attorneys, Certified Public Accountants, Enrolled Agents, Enrolled Actuaries, Enrolled Retirement Plan Agents, and Appraisers before the Internal Revenue Service.

Treasury Department Circular 230 (Rev. 8-2011)
Treasury Department Circular 230 (Rev. 4-2008)
Treasury Department Circular 230 (Rev. 6-2005) (previous version, for archival or historical purposes only)

Contents of the Treasury Department Circular 230 (Rev. 6-2005)

Important Note: This is the old circular 230.

Title 31 Code of Federal Regulations, Subtitle A, Part 10, revised as of June 20, 2005
10.0 Scope of part
Subpart A — Rules Governing Authority to Practice
10.1 Director of Practice
10.2 Definitions
10.3 Who may practice
10.4 Eligibility for enrollment
10.5 Application for enrollment
10.6 Enrollment
10.7 Representing oneself; participating in rulemaking; limited practice; special appearances; and return preparation
10.8 Customhouse brokers
Subpart B — Duties and Restrictions Relating to Practice Before the Internal Revenue Service
10.20 Information to be furnished
10.21 Knowledge of client’s omission
10.22 Diligence as to accuracy
10.23 Prompt disposition of pending matters
10.24 Assistance from or to disbarred or suspended persons and former Internal Revenue Service employees
10.25 Practice by former Government employees, their partners and their associates
10.26 Notaries
10.27 Fees
10.28 Return of client’s records
10.29 Conflicting interests
10.30 Solicitation
10.31 Negotiation of taxpayer checks
10.32 Practice of law
10.33 Best practices for tax advisors
10.34 Standards for advising with respect to tax return positions and for preparing or signing returns
10.35 Requirements for covered opinions
10.36 Procedures to ensure compliance
10.37 Requirements for other written advice
10.38 Establishment of advisory committees
Subpart C — Sanctions for Violation of the Regulations
10.50 Sanctions
10.51 Incompetence and disreputable conduct
10.52 Violation of regulations
10.53 Receipt of information concerning practitioner
Subpart D — Rules Applicable to Disciplinary Proceedings
10.60 Institution of proceeding
10.61 Conferences
10.62 Contents of complaint
10.63 Service of complaint; service and filing of other papers
10.64 Answer; default
10.65 Supplemental charges
10.66 Reply to answer
10.67 Proof; variance; amendment of pleadings
10.68 Motions and requests
10.69 Representation; ex parte communication
10.70 Administrative Law Judge
10.71 Hearings
10.72 Evidence
10.73 Depositions
10.74 Transcript
10.75 Proposed findings and conclusions
10.76 Decision of Administrative Law Judge
10.77 Appeal of decision of Administrative Law Judge
10.78 Decision on appeal
10.79 Effect of disbarment, suspension, or censure
10.80 Notice of disbarment, suspension, censure or disqualification
10.81 Petition for reinstatement
10.82 Expedited suspension upon criminal conviction or loss of license for cause
Subpart E — General Provisions
10.90 Records
10.91 Saving Clause
10.92 Special Orders
10.93 Effective date

Circular 230 Issue

You may find information about Circular 230 in this Tax Platform of the American Encyclopedia of Law.





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