IRS Circular 230 – Ethics for Tax Professionals

**Beginning January 1, 2018 this course no longer qualifies for IRS CE Credit. The course materials and final exam are no longer available. If you purchased this course between May 1 2017 and December 31 2017, and have not completed the exam by December 31, 2017, please send us an email and ask to either exchange the course for another, or ask us to provide you with a refund for this course.


IRS Program Number: YH9W1-E-00001-16-S
CE Credits: 2 hours
IRS Category: Ethics
Delivery Type: Online Self-Study
Exam Questions: 10

Course Syllabus

Course Description
This self-study course goes over sections described in IRS Circular 230 that are required of tax professionals. Sections discussed are rules governing authority to practice, duties and restrictions, PTIN requirements, responsibilities of a tax preparer, Penalties, and ethics of EITC. This is a Basic tax course with no prerequisites, and qualifies for 2 CE credits in IRS Ethics.

Learning Objectives

  • To identify the Internal Revenue Service Requirements as outlined in Circular 230

Course Assignments

  • Study each Chapter
  • Answer review questions at the end of each chapter
  • Pass the Final Exam with a score of 70 percent or better

Final Exam and Certification
The final exam consists of 10 multiple-choice questions on the information covered in the course materials. To receive credit for this course, you must click on the Exam below to initiate the exam. A passing score of 70 percent or better will receive course credit and a Certificate of Completion.


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