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Ed Gallatin is a Certified Public Accountant and Tax Resolution Specialist
The Certified Tax Resolution Specialist designation is awarded to individuals who have met the educational, experience, and examination requirements prescribed by ASTPS. The CTRS designation is restricted to Enrolled Agent, CPA or Attorney and ASTPS Members in good standing, who have proven expertise to resolve a wide range of tax problems. The services a CTRS provide to individuals and businesses include securing Offers In Compromise, Installment Agreements, Penalty Abatement, Innocent Spouse Relief, Release of Liens or Levies, Non-Filer issues and many others. (See Our Services menu-left) Tax problem resolution is a unique area of professional practice that addresses a problem that affects a tremendous number of American citizens and residents.
Congress has ordered the IRS to return to their primary function; the collection of taxes. The new Commissioner was appointed for his expertise in this area. The federal government is funding military actions on several fronts, a war on terror, and homeland security. At the same time, tax revenues they enjoyed during the dot-com boom have evaporated now that reality has imposed on the securities markets. As of April 17th, 2017, the IRS is contracting with private collection agencies to aid in collection efforts, which creates new problems for those that might be contacted by such agencies.
The Certified Tax Resolution Specialist designation allows taxpayers to identify experts in tax problem resolution. The ASTPS Board of Regents administers the Certification Program. The Board of Regents is the final authority in making decisions related to the Certification Program. The Certified Tax Resolution Specialist (CTRS) designation is only awarded to Enrolled Agents, CPAs, and Attorneys who meet the requirements.
A Certified Tax Resolution Specialist must exhibit high moral and professional character. Because a CTRS represents clients before various taxing authorities to negotiate favorable solutions to their tax problems a reputation for truthfulness, credibility, and adherence to ethical principles are mandatory.
The Uniform CTRS Examination
The examination will be made available to qualified candidates upon submission of an Application for Examination that reflects a candidate's eligibility. One hundred hours of study or equivalent knowledge is recommended before sitting for the exam. The CTRS exam consists of two parts: 150 objective questions covering all areas of IRS Problem Resolution, the second, a comprehensive case problem requiring preparation of a tax problem case for resolution.
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