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Procedure to Become a TRP

The Tax Return Preparer Scheme, was conceptualized by the Income Tax Department (ITD) and launched in 2006-07. Applications for the TRP trainings are advertized in the leading newspapers by the Tax Department, on a periodic basis.

  1. Detailed Information can be viewed from “About TRPS” link on this website.
  2. Scheme is announced by the department at regular intervals (Approximately, once in two years).
  3. Once the scheme is announced, application form can be filled from this website or designated NIIT centres.
  4. Application forms would also be published in various newspapers.
  5. Candidates are required to enclose a demand draft of Rupees One Hundred (Rs 100/-) in favour of "NIIT Limited-TRPSCHEME" A/c. along with the application form.
  6. Training of 5,000 candidates will be carried out at 120 centres across the country. (Numbers may vary as per scheme announcement)
  7. Selection of the candidates for the training shall be made for each centre separately.
  8. A maximum of 500 candidates per centre shall be short listed out of the applications received on the basis of the marks obtained in the bachelor's examination. Only short listed candidates will be called for enrolment test.
  9. An applicant is allowed to apply for 3 centres, clearly indicating the centre preferences in the application form. Selection will be made centre wise.
  10. In case a candidate is short listed at more than one training centre for enrolment test, s/he would be allotted the training centre according to her/his order of preference filled in the application form.
  11. The result of the enrolment test shall be posted on this website.
  12. Successful candidates will make a security deposit of Rupees One Thousand (Rs 1000/-) with NIIT. This deposit will be refunded only on successful completion of training.
  13. The successful candidates will go through a rigorous training program, including web based and classroom based training program. Study material will be provided to the successful candidates. After the training program, the candidates will go through an assessment examination and will be certified as 'Tax Return Preparers'. They will also get subsequent help through a web based Knowledge Portal and help desk to file returns.
  14. The scheme only offers free training to the candidates. Arrangement for stay and transportation has to be made by the candidates themselves.