Sep 10, 2012

Local tax preparer earns RTRP status

APPLETON, WI—Melissa Bowman of Rainbow Accounting Services, LLC has reached a personal and professional milestone in her career by passing the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) Registered Tax Return Preparer (RTRP) competency exam. The award of the RTRP designation recognized demonstrated knowledge of all aspects of federal individual taxation and assures clients that the preparer is up-to-date on the latest tax law changes and ethics requirements.

To retain the status of a registered tax preparer, individuals must complete a minimum of 15 continuing education credits (CPEs) per year. RTRPs are also governed under stringent rules set forth by the IRS.

With the beginning of its 14th year in business, Rainbow Accounting Services, LLC and its staff have over a decade of tax experience and over 20 years of accounting and bookkeeping experience. They offer small business accounting and bookkeeping services, including payroll, tax planning and financial analysis-both personal and business.

If you need assistance with any taxation issue, you should seek the help of a tax professional. As a professional tax preparer, member of the National Association of Tax Professionals (NATP) and President of the Ohio Chapter of NATP, Melissa Bowman, owner of Rainbow Accounting Services, LLC, 8917 N. St. Rt. 121, can assist you with a review of your tax history and answer questions on how taxation issues may impact your future. Please call the office, 937-448-6159, or, for more information. Members of the National Association of Tax Professionals work at offices that assist over 11 million taxpayers with tax preparation and planning. The average NATP member has been in the tax business for over 20 years and holds a tax/financial designation and/or a college degree. NATP has more than 22,000 members nationwide. Members include individual tax preparers, enrolled agents, certified public accountants, accountants, attorneys and financial planners. As a nonprofit professional association, NATP serves professionals working in all areas of tax practice through professional tax education, tax research and tax office supplies. The national headquarters, located in Appleton, WI, employees over 50 staff members. For more information, visit


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