PTIN Renewals for 2012 Filing Season

The Internal Revenue Service  announced that the nation’s 738,000 tax return preparers who have Preparer Tax Identification Numbers (PTINs) can now renew their PTINs for the 2012 filing season. Preparers are required to renew their PTINs on an annual basis and need to do so before the next year begins. For example, a preparer’s PTIN […]

New PTIN Requirements for Tax Return Preparers (attorneys, CPAs, enrolled agents)

New regulations require all paid tax return preparers (attorneys, CPAs, and enrolled agents) to apply for a Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN)  before preparing any federal tax returns in 2011. Notice 2011-11 (PDF): Relief for Tax Return Preparers Who Have Pending PTIN Applications Notice 2011-6 (PDF): Implementation of Rules Governing Tax Return Preparers (transition guidance […]