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Tax Preparer Ordinance

Information about the City of Albuquerque Tax Preparer Ordinance.

The City of Albuquerque revised Tax Preparer Ordinance went into effect on January 1, 2023. In adopting this Ordinance, the City Council found that it was in the public interest to:

  • Require that tax preparers disclose key information to customers about their qualifications and pricing;
  • Ensure that taxpayers receive competent and ethical tax preparation services; and
  • Provide consumers with a remedy if they have a problem with a tax preparer

Information for Consumers

Find information on free tax preparation options and your rights when you hire a paid tax preparer.

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Information for Tax Preparers

The revised Albuquerque Tax Preparer Ordinance became effective on January 1, 2023. Find model forms and compliance information here.

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  • Tax Preparer Annual Certifications are due on February 1, 2024. File now here.
  • 2024 Free Tax Prep flyer available now here