2014 California Code
Business and Professions Code - BPC
CHAPTER 14 - Tax Preparers

CA Bus & Prof Code § 22253.1.5 (2014) What's This?

(a) It is a violation of this chapter for a tax preparer to do or commit, and the council may deny an application for registration or discipline a registrant for, any of the following:

(1) Unprofessional conduct, including, but not limited to, denial of licensure, certificate, permit, or registration, or revocation, suspension, restriction, or any other disciplinary action against an applicant or registrant by the federal government or another state or territory of the United States, by any other government agency, or by another professional licensing board or organization. A certified copy of the decision, order, or judgment shall be conclusive evidence of these actions.

(2) Procuring or attempting to procure a registration by fraud, misrepresentation, or mistake.

(3) Violating or attempting to violate, directly or indirectly, or assisting in or abetting the violation of, or conspiring to violate, any provision or term of this chapter or any rule or bylaw adopted by the council.

(4) Conviction of any felony or misdemeanor that is substantially related to the qualifications, functions, or duties of a registrant, in which event the record of the conviction shall be conclusive evidence of the crime.

(5) Impersonating an applicant or acting as a proxy for an applicant in any situation or examination referred to under this chapter for the issuance of a registration.

(6) Impersonating a registrant, or permitting or allowing an unregistered person to use a registration.

(7) Committing any fraudulent, dishonest, or corrupt act that is substantially related to the qualifications, functions, or duties of a registrant.

(b) A violation of subdivision (a) is not subject to subdivision (b) of Section 22256.

(c) Each violation of this section shall constitute a separate offense.

(Added by Stats. 2013, Ch. 660, Sec. 6. Effective January 1, 2014. Repealed as of January 1, 2019, pursuant to Section 22259.)

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