Oh, one other benefit, and it's a biggie:<quoted text>
I found the following in the CPE Guide which would seem to verify your understanding about CPA's.
MASTER TAX ADVISOR. A Tax Professional who meets both of the following requirements (in either order) Becomes a Master Tax Advisor:
1) The Tax Professional is currently authorized under Circular 230.(includes CPA's)
2) The Tax Professional has passed all of the Representation Courses.
I found the representation courses and it looks like first yr preparers are eligible to take the classes. There are 4 of them and it looks like they are around 6hrs of CPE each. All four are CBT's. So, it looks like it would be a pretty simple task to move to Master Tax Advisor for year 2.
Having said all of that I'm not sure what that means as far as pay. Maybe we'll move all the way up to like $11 an hour or something really great LOL.
Circular 230 professionals are exempt from the $20 annual enrollment fee for TTS Courses!
Yee Haw! I don't have to pay to be trained!