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Tax Preparer Surety Bond

Bond Requirements and Online Application

A $5,000 tax preparer bond is required by the State of California Tax Education Council (CTEC) to protect the general public from negligence on the part of the w-2form tax preparer. This is an instant issue bond through Surety1, for $100.00 for a 4 year bond term. This bond does not require a credit check for approval, just a completed application!

You might have also seen this bond referred to as:

  • CTEC Bond
  • California Tax Preparer Bond
  • Tax Preparation Bond



How to Get Your Tax Preparer Surety Bond

1. Complete an online application. It's free and no-obligation. 2. One of our surety experts will contact you with a firm quote and an agreement to sign. 3. Provide payment and your signed agreement, and then you will receive your Tax Preparer Surety Bond!   If you have any questions, please call us at 877-654-2327.
1. Apply Online Using our Free & Secure Application 2. Get Your Free Quote Applications are No-Obligation 3. Get Your Bond Most Bonds are Approved in 1-2 Business Days