ORDER NEW BOND NOW
CTEC requires California tax preparers to obtain a $5,000 surety bond. California Tax Preparer bonds are instant issue. No credit check is required. Bond will be emailed to you.
$25.00 - 1 year term $45.00 - 2 year term $50.00 - 3 year term $64.00 - 4 year term $80.00 - 5 year term
Renew your existing bondMerchants Bonding Company will mail your renewal invoice about 60 days before your current bond expires.
Use the renewal link and code provided on your invoice to pay for your renewal by credit/debit card directly on the Merchants Bonding Company website.
If you have not received your renewal invoice for your current (unexpired) tax preparer bond, please contact Merchants Bonding Company at 800-678-8171. They will email you a Direct Renewal payment link to pay online.
TAX PREPARERS NEED AN ACTIVE BOND IN ORDER TO REGISTER WITH CTEC.
If you want to register with CTEC now and you don't already have an active bond on file with CTEC, use today's date the "effective date" for your bond when you enter your order information. Bonds dated for a future date will not be active until such date and may affect your CTEC registration.