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Register via Maryland Examination - Individual Tax Preparers

Individuals who prepare tax returns for Marylanders must pass the Maryland Tax Preparers examination in order to qualify for registration and to continue to provide those services.

Contact PSI Examination Services
PSI Examination Services (PSI) administers the Maryland tax preparers examination. The PSI website contains information about scheduling, payment and taking the examination. Test takers have the ability to schedule to take the exam up to one day before the desired date of the exam. PSI will transmit examination scores to the Board to update individual registrants’ records.

Cost of Examination
The cost of the examination is $65.

Passing Score of Examination
A passing score in the examination is 70%.

Examination Candidate Bulletin
The Maryland Tax Preparers’ Examination Candidate Bulletin contains all of the information concerning the content, scheduling of an examination, fees, special accommodations and more.

Registration Period: Two-year period from the date of issuance.