Board of Tax Practitioners

Present Duties

Morrow Crane Building
The Morrow Crane Building in Salem houses the leased central offices of the Board of Tax Practitioners. (Oregon State Archives Photo)
The Oregon Legislature created the State Board of Tax Practitioners in 1974 to protect consumers from incompetent and unethical tax return preparers, the first law and organization of its kind in the country. Today, the board licenses and regulates nearly 4,000 individual tax practitioners and more than 1,200 tax preparation businesses. The board is comprised of seven volunteer members who serve staggered three-year terms. Six of the members are licensed tax consultants, and the seventh member represents the general public. Four full-time staff administer day-to-day operations. The board is completely self-funded through licensing and examination fees and civil penalties. Its stringent licensing, examination and continuing education standards exceed those of the Internal Revenue Service.

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Contact Information

Mailing Address: 3218 Pringle Rd. SE, Suite 250, Salem 97302-6308
Telephone: 503-378-4034
Fax: 503-585-5797
General Email: tax.bd@oregon.gov
Contact: Howard Moyes, Executive Director; Susan Gallagher, Chair
Administrative Rules Coordinator Email: Howard Moyes
Records Officer Email: Shari Barrett
Staff Directory from Oregon.gov
Location Map: by Google Maps

Legal and Legislative Information

Statutory Authority: ORS 673.605–673.740
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