Accenture Awarded Internal Revenue Service Contract to Design, Implement and Operate the Return Preparer Registration Program

20 octobre 2021 Pierre Perrin-Monlouis

WASHINGTON; June 15, 2010 – The U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has awarded Accenture (NYSE: ACN) a five-year contract to design, implement and operate the Return Preparer Registration (RPR) program. Under the contract, which includes a one-year base period and four one-year options, Accenture will work with the IRS to develop and maintain a new, secure system for on-line registration and renewal, user fee collection and issuance of a unique identification number for all paid tax return preparers.

The RPR program is designed to allow the IRS to regulate and improve the quality of the paid tax return preparer community by requiring registration and mandating competency level testing and annual continuing education requirements. The IRS expects that better tracking and qualification of preparers will result in increased taxpayer compliance and more uniform ethical standards of conduct for preparers.

“The RPR program is really a win-win-win situation in which the IRS will gain the ability to identify and regulate paid tax preparers, tax payers will have better information about tax preparers before selecting one, and tax return professionals will be able to differentiate themselves in this competitive market,” said Lisa M. Mascolo, managing director of Accenture’s U.S. Federal client service group.

Drawing on its current experience working for the IRS, the Accenture team will also provide customer service operations that include a call center, payment processing and fee accounting, and marketing assistance.

With paid professionals preparing almost 60 percent of all tax returns filed in the United States, the RPR program will provide the IRS with more details about this community and a method to better identify and regulate them.

About Accenture
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with more than 181,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. The company generated net revenues of US$21.58 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2009. Its home page is

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