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 12/30/2010)

    Read more on IRS website