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Document the Passing of the IRS Registered Tax Return Preparer Examination Prior to January 18, 2013 - Individual Tax Preparers

Mail the completed examination waiver application to:

Maryland Board of Individual Tax Preparers
500 North Calvert Street, Third Floor
Baltimore, MD 21202

During the period of January 2010 through January 18, 2013, the United States Internal Revenue Service administered the Registered Tax Return Preparer (RTRP) examination. Tax return preparers who took the RTRP examination during that period do not have to take the Maryland examination to qualify for registration as a Maryland tax return preparer.

Please note: The Annual Filing Season Program (AFSP), sponsored by the Internal Revenue Service, is not a substitute for meeting the requirement for passing the Maryland individual tax preparers examination. Similarly, the ASFP should not be confused with the Registered Tax Return Preparer (RTRP) examination that was administered by the IRS, which was discontinued on January 13, 2013. The ASFP is a separate program administered by the IRS. Participation in the AFSP may only be used to meet the continuing professional education requirements for registration renewal.

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