With Low Price Insurance, you are guaranteed pre-approved for a one year $5,000 California Tax Preparer Bond for only $22 a year.
The State of California Franchise Tax Board mandates that you must register as a California Tax Preparer if you, for a fee, assist with or prepare state and/or federal income tax returns. Exempt preparers are California Certified Public Accountants (CPAs), attorneys who are members of the State Bar of California, Enrolled Agents, and certain other specified banking or trust officials.
Note: In addition to the California Tax Preparer Surety Bond, there are other requirements necessary to become licensed as a California Tax Preparer. You must take a 60 hour qualifying education course from a California Tax Education Council (CTEC) approved provider. For every renewal year, you must also take a minimum of 20 hours of continuing education that is to include no less than 12 hours of federal tax curriculum and 4 hours of California tax curriculum.
A surety bond protects the party requesting the bond, the Obligee, against any financial losses as a result of poor financial decisions, damages, unethical decisions, or a failure to follow state and local laws on the part of you, the Principal. The California Tax Preparer Bond holds you accountable for your business decisions.