Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the status of the OTRP CE requirement?
According to the IRS, continuing education is not currently mandatory for tax return preparers. Participation in education programs is voluntary. See IRS Annual Filing Season Program (AFSP) explanation.

2. Is Tax Talk Today an approved IRS Continuing Education Provider for EAs and OTRPs?
Yes, Tax Talk Today is an IRS Approved Continuing Education Provider for EAs and OTRPs.

Tax Talk Today has developed programs to enable viewers to earn 15 CPE credits.
  • 2 Hours on Ethics
  • 3 Hours on Federal Tax Law Updates
  • 10 Hours on Federal Tax Law

Go to 2017 Programs

3. Is Tax Talk Today approved for NASBA QAS Self Study?
Yes, All states that accept NASBA sponsored CPE credits also accept Tax Talk Today CPE credits for watching the show Live (Group-Internet Based) via the Internet and for QAS Self Study programs.

Tax Talk Today, Inc. is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org.

4. What states accept Tax Talk Today for CPE credit?
All states that accept NASBA sponsored CPE credits also accept Tax Talk Today CPE credits for watching the show Live (Group-Internet Based) via the Internet and for QAS Self Study programs. In addition, this program is also approved for CPE credit by:

5. How do CPE Viewers provide Tax Talk Today with their PTIN?
First you must Register on the TTT site if you have not yet done so. Then, to enter your PTIN into your Profile, go to "My TTT" in the top menu bar. Click on "Edit My Profile" and scroll down to enter your PTIN in the box provided.

6. Will Tax Talk Today report my CPEs earned to the IRS?
Yes, we will report your CPEs earned directly to the IRS using your PTIN, first and last name, and the number of CPEs earned. 

7. What do I need to supply to Tax Talk Today to ensure that my CPE credits are reported correctly to the IRS?

8. Does it cost anything to just watch or view Tax Talk Today?
Yes, there is a charge for View-Only viewers (No CPEs earned)

9. What is a View-Only Subscription Package?
Starting in 2014, it is necessary for non-CPE credit viewers to:
Buy a View-Only Subscription Package
(Purchase does not include CPE Credit)

10. If I have unused CPE credits in my account, do I need to purchase a View-Only Subscription Package?
No, you will be able to view as many programs as your CPE purchase can support. For example if you have 8 unused CPEs in your account, you can view four, 2 CPE programs. If you want to view more programs, you can purchase more CPE credits or purchase the View-Only Subscription Package.

11. Do I need to register for each program?
No, you only need to register ONCE and you can view all the programs. You will receive an email from us prior to the program that contains a link to the Live (Group-Internet Based) program. Or you can go to the Tax Talk Today home page on the day of the program.

12. What do I do to watch the Live (Group-Internet Based) program?
Just register once. We will send you an email (approximately one day before the program) with a link to the program. On the day of the program, click on the link in the email and it will take you to the login page. Log in and you will be taken to the home page, click on "Programs" to view. You will need to have the latest Adobe Flash Player or latest browser (Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Opera, and Internet Explorer) that supports HTML 5 content. ( Microsoft's Windows Media Player will not be an option after July 2015 ).

Important: Click on the confirmation button during the Live (Group-Internet Based) programs, you will be required to click on the confirmation button 3 times per credit hour to qualify for the CPE attendance requirements. The button will appear at random throughout the broadcast.

13. Can I view the program if I am not available during the time of the Live (Group-Internet Based) Internet broadcast?
Yes. Each program is available in our archives/QAS self study page 24 hours after the live broadcast. Go to Programs in the top menu, click on Archives for QAS Self Study. To qualify for a CPE certificate you need to complete the 10 question test with score of 70%+. Tests can be found in the archive QAS Self Study program at the end of each archive. Click on the"View Archived QAS Self Study Program FOR CPE Credit" link test is the last step of the archive.

14. What do I need to do to watch an Archived/QAS Self Study program?
Just register once. Log in and you will be taken to the home page. Click on top menu "Programs" then select "Archived Programs for QAS Self Study" to view. You will need to have the latest Adobe Flash player or latest browser (Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Opera, and Internet Explorer) that supports HTML 5 content.

15. When I view a QAS Self Study/Archived program for CPE credit, which year does the credit apply; the year when the program was first broadcast or the year when I view it?
Your CPE credit is applied in the year that you watch the Archived the program, irrespective of the year of the original broadcast.

16. Where can I find resource materials and transcripts for programs?
Each program has downloadable and linked information related to the program topic. The resources can be found at the top of the program page prior to the Live (Group-Internet Based) programs. Click on the link labeled "View Program Resources and Transcripts" on each program page. Transcripts are available 24 - 48 hours after the "Live (Group-Internet Based)" program.

17. Can I earn Continuing Education (CPE) credit for watching Tax Talk Today?
Yes. CPE credit is offered, but must be purchased. To download your certificate go to "My TTT" menu, select "My Certificates" click on program name to apply credit and download your certificate. (CPE credits and certificates are no longer available for 2009 and previous programs.)

18. Is there a charge for CPE credits?
Yes, you can purchase a 15-credit hour package for $270.00, $18.00/credit. There are other packages available. CPE Packages

19. When do CPE credits purchased expire?
All CPE credits purchased January 1 - October 25, 2017, expire December 31, 2017. All CPE credits purchased after October 25, 2017, expire 12 months from the date of purchase, unless specifically stated otherwise.

20. What do I need to do to watch the Live (Group-Internet Based) program as a group if some viewers want to receive CPE credit?
When a group of people are watching a Live (Group-Internet Based) program together and some or all individuals want to receive CPE credit, we are required by NASBA to record their email addresses. Each person requesting CPE credit must register and purchase CPE credits prior to viewing or at a later date.

On the day of the program the group leader should log in and go to the Program page. A special link will appear on the program page 90 minutes before program starts.

Steps to follow:

21. What is a Certificate of Completion?
A Certificate of Completion is a document that can be displayed showing the total number of CPE credit hours that you earned from Tax Talk Today during a calendar year.  More Information

22. How can I get a Certificate of Completion?
You must earn 15 or more CPEs from Tax Talk Today during a calendar year.  You can then download your Certificate from the Tax Talk Today site. More Information

23. If I have questions about the TaxTalkToday.com website how can I get in touch?
You can mail, email or fax us. Click here for contact information.