March 2012                      Newsletter                       Issue No. 1020

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In This Issue
Important Updates for Tax Preparer
Notary Public Tidbits
CPA Tidbits
Platinum Promo!
and two



We have once again been approved by the IRS to offer an additional IRS CE course.  If anyone is interested in learning more about preparing small business returns this course is for you.  In addition, once you complete our IRS RTRP course you will receive 15 IRS CE credit hours. If you already purchased this course prior without it,  we would like to extend a 15 IRS CE course at no charge to you.  Please call me for the details.

Remember, We are still offering the 15 hour IRS CE course to our customers for 15 dollars. Please use promo code 15 when checking out to receive this amazing offer.  We have also added an offer to our California and Oregon customers as well. See below for more details.

Lastly, as I mentioned in the last newsletter, have you ever thought of adding a tax school to your tax preparation service?  Platinum is now offering two ways for you to do so.  The first one is if you have a website you can add a link to your website to Platinum's website and you can become an affiliate of Platinums and receive a referral fee for each course purchased.  The second way, if you have multiple offices with at least a staff of 100, we can design a tax school website using your existing website's template.  If you are interested, please contact me directly.



Lauren Zago                                                           
Platinum Professional Services


Latest News

Important Updates for Tax Preparers 


Platinum Professional ServicesIRS Sends Test Results; First Registered Tax Return Preparer Certificates


The Internal Revenue Service today announced that it has begun providing test results to tax return preparers who have taken the new return preparer competency test.  Those who pass the test and a tax compliance check will be given a new designation: Registered Tax Return Preparer.


Since the test became available in November 2011 it has been in a calibration phase as the IRS validated the test questions and set the passing score. This phase has now ended. The 120-question test has a perfect score of 500. Preparers must score 350 or higher to receive a passing grade.



For more information check out our blog.  








Latest News

Notary Public



As banks process the backlog of foreclosures that have been shelved for the last eighteen months, Notaries will increasingly be called on. 


The possibility of a national mortgage servicing standard including Notary training will force financial institutions across the nation to strengthen their internal policies and procedures. This means that more Notaries will be needed in the new future.

CPA Tidbits

The AICPA is aware that some members received an email phishing scam that used an AICPA logo. If you receive an email that is suspicious, do not click on any attachments and delete the email.  





Referral Rewards 

Platinum Promo!


Special Offer; 15 cpe hours for 15 dollars. This promo is only available until July 31st, 2012. Offer only applies to the IRS RTRP 15 Hour CE Tax Course - The Personal Tax Return.


Please use promo code 15 for the IRS RTRP 15 Hour CE Tax Course - The Personal Tax Return.


Newly added for our California and Oregon customers.  Starting April 1st use promo code 20 to receive your 20 hour CE course for $20.00.  Oregon customers can use promo code 15 to receive 15 hours for $15.00.  This offer only good for the Personal Tax Return course.


Please contact Platinum Professional Services at 877 315-1772 or email us at if you have any questions.


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