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CRTP Late Renewal Registration deadline ended January 18, 2022

The 2021/2022 renewal registration cycle for CTEC Registered Tax Preparers (CRTPs) started August 1, 2021 and ended October 31, 2021.  CRTPs who failed to renew by the October 31, 2021 deadline were able to renew their registration during the late registration period, November 1, 2021 thru January 18, 2022, and pay a $55 late fee plus the $33 registration fee, a total of $88.

If a CRTP did not renew his/her registration by the late renewal of January 18, 2022, he/she will have to retake the 60-hour qualifying education course, complete a criminal background check, and register as a new CRTP.

The 2022/2023 renewal registration cycle for CTEC Registered Tax Preparers (CRTPs) starts August 1, 2022 and ends October 31, 2022.  CRTPs who fail to renew by the October 31, 2022 deadline are able to renew their registration during the late registration period, November 1, 2022 thru January 17, 2023 and pay a $55 late fee plus the $33 registration fee, a total of $88.

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