To assist in test preparation, the following is a list of IRS recommended study materials. This list is not all encompassing, but a highlight of what test candidates will need to know.
Form 1040 - U. S. Individual Income Tax Return
Form 1040 Instructions - Instructions for Schedules A, C, D, E, F, J, R, and SE
Publication 17 - Federal Income Tax Guide for Individuals
Circular 230 - Regulations Governing Practice Before the Internal Revenue Service
Publication 334 - Tax Guide for Small Business
Publication 970 - Tax Benefits for Education
Publication 1345 - Handbook for Authorized IRS e-file Providers
Form 6251 - Alternative Minimum Tax - Individuals
Form 8879 - IRS e-file Signature Authorization
Publication 596 - Earned Income Credit (EIC)
Form 8867 - Paid Preparers Earned Income Credit Checklist
Form 2848 - Power of Attorney and Declaration of Representative
Form 8821 - Tax Information Authorization
Publication 4600 - Safeguarding Taxpayer Information Quick Reference Guide for Businesses
For additional information on the Registered Tax Preparer Competency Test, click here.