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Circular 230 Tips for Today's Tax Practitioner

Total Credits: 2 including 2 Regulatory Ethics - Technical

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ACPEN Industry Institute |  Ethics |  IRS Approved
Douglas J. Van Der Aa, CPA, JD
Course Levels:
2 Hours
Product Type:
Live Webcast Replay


This course will provide an update of the Circular 230 regulations, which applies to all CPAs, attorneys, enrolled agents and registered tax return preparers and governs the preparation of tax returns and practice before the IRS. Violation of the standards can lead to fines, penalties and suspension of your PTIN.  Anyone performing tax services must understand the rules of the game!


**Please Note:  If you need credit reported to the IRS for this IRS approved program, please download the IRS CE request form on the Course Materials Tab and submit to


Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives

* Determine the "hot" ethical issues facing tax practitioners

* Gain a fast response to latest developments

Major Subjects

* Scope of Circular 230

* Elimination of Limited Practice privilege

* Ongoing IRS efforts to regulate tax preparers

* Advertising and solicitation limits

* Incompetence and disreputable conduct

* Sanctions and enforcement

* Interaction with SSTS and Section 6694 Preparer Penalties

Course Materials


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Discussion Leader

Van Der Aa Tax Ed, LLC

Doug is a lively and energetic speaker – especially on the subject of taxes and ethics. He has been a highly rated speaker and seminar leader for CPA Associations and other organizations throughout the country for more than 18 years.

Doug has over 25 years of professional experience, including tax practice in CPA firms and the practice of transactional business and real estate law as an attorney. As a CPA, Doug’s practice concentrated on the tax needs of closely held businesses, with their related pass-through entities, complex individual returns, estates and trusts.

Doug taught for 12 years as an Adjunct Instructor and for one year as Assistant Professor of Accounting and Taxation for Grand Valley State University’s Seidman College of Business, where he taught in both the undergraduate and MST programs.  He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in accounting from Dordt College and his Juris Doctor from the University of Illinois College of Law.

Doug is an avid sailor and lives with his wife Mary and three children in Byron Center, Michigan.

Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Prerequisites None
Advanced Preparation None
Designed For Practitioners who prepare tax returns and are active in marketing their services.
Original Recording Date 06/01/2017
Yellow Book No
Course Developer Douglas J. Van Der Aa, CPA, JD
Date Added to Catalog 05/18/2017

Additional Information

Complaint Resolution Policy Please contact Anne Taylor for any complaints., (972-377-8199).
Official Registry Statement

Business Professionals' Network, Inc. is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

Instructional Delivery Method Group Internet Based
Course Registration Requirements Online Registration
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