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Exam Specifications

Exam Specifications


The IRS has designed the RTRP Competency Exam to cover ethical responsibilities, Form 1040 series, and related schedules and forms.  The following is a general outline of topics that may be covered on the test:

Domain 1: Preliminary Work and Collection of Taxpayer Data 15%
Domain 2: Treatment of Income and Assets 22%
Domain 3: Deductions and Credits 22%
Domain 4: Other Taxes 11%
Domain 5: Completion of the Filing Process 10%
Domain 6: Practices and Procedures 5%
Domain 7: Ethics Circular 230 15%

For a more detailed breakdown of subject matter, click here.