View All num of num Add Photos Jackson Hewitt This employer has taken extra steps to respond to reviews and provide job seekers with accurate company information, photos, and reviews. Interested for your company?Learn More. www.jacksonhewitt.com Work in HR? Unlock Free Profile Overview Reviews Salaries Interviews Jobs Photos Benefits 221 Reviews 128 Salaries 37 Interviews Follow Add Review or Salary Follow Add Review or Salary Interview Question Tax Consultant Interview West Hartford, CT Jackson Hewitt There is a huge amount of knowledge you have to learn and remember. You have to use resources to perform your job properly and used good judgement as well as due diligence. Tags: See more , See less 8 Answer Add Tags Flag as Inappropriate Thank you! Your feedback has been sent to the team and we'll look into it. Oops! We're sorry but your feedback didn't make it to the team. Your input is valuable to us — would you mind trying again? Send Answer Interview Answer 1 Answer ▲ 0 ▼ You are required to get a an IRS Preparer Tax Identification Numbers (PTINs). You have to earn a certain amount of credits every year, and you will be required by the IRS to take the RTPT by the end of 2014. It's an exam administered through Prometrics and you have to schedule an appointment and pay a fee for the exam. I heard it if very hard and it encompass IRS Publication 17 which is over 200 pages in length and quite a bit of the IRS Publication 4687-Due Diligence. You are not allowed a calculator, and you are constantly monitored. If you fail, you have to pay again. You will not be able to perform as a Tax Consultant unless you pass the exam and keep up on your required credits, be very knowledgeable of all the the rules, new rules, changing rules, regulations, new regulations, changing regulations that are imposed and implemented every year by the IRS. What is comes down to is that you have a lot of responsibility towards the client, and it is pertinent to always be professional and use due diligence. Interview Candidate on Oct 4, 2012 Flag as Inappropriate Thank you! Your feedback has been sent to the team and we'll look into it. Oops! We're sorry but your feedback didn't make it to the team. Your input is valuable to us — would you mind trying again? Send Add Answers or Comments To comment on this, Sign In or Sign Up.