California CTEC Tax Preparer Bond

Tax Preparer Bond

You can save money by purchasing a 2, 3, 4 or 5 year bond.

 1 Year Tax Preparer Bond - $25.00
2 Year Tax Preparer Bond - $45.00
3 Year Tax Preparer Bond - $50.00
4 Year Tax Preparer Bond - $64.00
5 Year Tax Preparer Bond - $80.00   (Best Value!)

These bonds are issued immediately.  In most cases, you will receive your new bond in an email as an Adobe pdf attachment within one hour after submission, provided that a signed application has been faxed or emailed back with the required signature(s).  You may download the application form (already filled in and ready for your signature) at the conclusion of this online application.  An original copy of your new bond will also be immediately mailed to your mailing address.

Bond amount is $5,000. Bond guarantees compliance with California Tax Education Council Standards, and guarantees principal, while acting as a tax preparer, shall cause no damages to any person by reason of misstatement, misrepresentation, fraud, deceit, or any unlawful acts or omissions.

Pursuant to Section 22250 (e) (1) of the California Business and Professions Code, a tax preparer may not conduct business without having a current surety bond in the amount of $5,000.

Pursuant to Section 22252 of the California Business and Professions Code, prior to rendering any tax preparation services, a tax preparer shall provide the customer, in writing, with the tax preparer’s name, address, telephone number and evidence of compliance with the bonding requirement.

Section 22255 of the California Business and Professions Code prevents CTEC from issuing a Statement of Completion if a current bond company, bond number, and bond expiration/anniversary date is not submitted.

Issued Same Day with Credit Card Payment.

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