Yes. Regardless of Level of Listing, there is a charge of $300 per annum to post articles. As to Readings and Reviews of your Articles, this feature is disabled. If you want to enable it, please contact us.
There are different Levels (Options) of Listing – Diamond, Gold, Silver, and Bronze. There are also different Options regarding “Events”, “Classifieds/Special Offerings”, and “Articles/Publications”. With Diamond, you get all of the other options for free. With other Levels of Listing (Gold, Silver and Bronze), each other Option is separately priced. You can also choose a type of Banner (advertisement placed on the opening Listings page). Also, with Diamond,
A PTIN (Preparer Tax Identification Number) is an identification number issued by the IRS. AP PIN must be obtained by all enrolled agents, as well as all other tax return preparers who are compensated for preparing, or assisting in the preparation of, all or substantially all of any federal tax return, claim for refund, or other tax form submitted to the IRS. There are some forms as to which this does not apply, but it applies to most of the important, most used forms. Attorneys and certified public accountants do not need to obtain a PTI in unless they prepare for compensation a federal tax return or claim for refund. For an explanation, go to “Insights & Tips” / “Who can prepare a US federal income tax return as a paid preparer?”
Persons listed under “IRS Listed” have a (“Preparer Tax Identification Number”) PTIN. Persons listed under “Other Advisors” either do not have a PTIN or it is not shown in this listing. This may be because the person is a company, and PTINs are held by individuals. There may be individuals in the company that do have a PTIN. The fact that a person is not categorized under “IRS Listed” does not necessarily mean that that person is not able to prepare returns or advise with respect to returns. The user should check with the person in question. Also, that person might wish to clarify its qualifications in its listing.
If you know the name or part of the name but not the Location (Country), type in the name under “What are you looking for?” and clear “Where”, then click on “Search”. Or search by Category – “IRS Listed” or “Other Advisors”.
Most of the persons listed are return preparers. They are attorneys, certified public accountants, enrolled agents, and others that have obtained a PTIN, which enables them to sign returns. In addition, listed are some other persons that can assist in the filing of returns or that provide services to taxpayers and tax return preparers. For example, listed might be an attorney who, while not preparing and signing returns, advises taxpayers and introduces them to a return preparer that they work with on a regular basis. Another example might be an investment advisor specializing in tax planning for expatriates who, as part of its services, introduces the taxpayer to return preparers.
No. This is not like a listing of restaurants or florists. Preparers are not given “Stars” or “Thumbs Up” or some other type of “Badge”. The user is given a wide variety of information and can make inquiries and otherwise “shop” for the best choice.
Featured items appear on the webpages items. Listings at the higher Levels have Options, such as, Classifieds/Special Offerings, that enjoy benefit from this “Featured” treatment. Since not all listing parties can have their items displayed (“Featured”) at the same time, because there is a limited amount of “real estate” on the pages, the items rotate through the website; “Featured” items are displayed on a rotating basis, with the display changing each time a visitor comes to the site. The greater the traffic the more frequent the turnover in the displays. Note, however, that even if not “Featured”, the information is available by going to the Listing.