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IRS tax-preparer rules thrown out

The Internal Revenue Service doesn’t have the authority to license hundreds of thousands of tax preparers, a federal judge ruled, throwing out a regulatory system that the agency was introducing in stages. The licensing rules are invalid because the IRS stretched a law allowing it to regulate people who “advise and assist persons in presenting their cases” before the agency to cover tax preparers, U.S. District Judge James Boasberg in ...

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  • Headline: IRS tax-preparer rules thrown out
  • Publication: Front Section, Pages 2 on 01/20/2013
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