ATLANTA - The 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on June 7 upheld the denial of an accountant's class action challenge of the U.S. Department of Treasury's annual fee for compensated tax return preparers (Jesse E. Brannen, III, P.C., et al. v. United States of America, No. 11-14138, 11th Cir.; 2012 U.S. App. LEXIS 11536).