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Register via Experience (15 Years) - Individual Tax Preparers

Tax preparers who have provided 15 consecutive years of tax preparation services during the period of 2003 through 2017 and performed these services for a 15-year average of 50 returns annually, with no less than 25 returns prepared in a given year, may qualify for registration without having to take the Maryland examination.

Do not wait until the beginning of the 2018 tax year to apply. The Board may not have enough time prior to January 1, 2018 to review and approve these experience applications in time for the 2018 tax season.

PLEASE NOTE: Experience filing tax returns for Maryland citizens in 2016 and 2017 for compensation is not qualifying experience to use for this option.

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