Preparer tax identification number (PTIN) applications and renewals for 2022 are now being processed.
Anyone who prepares or assists in preparing federal tax returns for compensation must have a valid 2022 PTIN before preparing returns. All enrolled agents must also have a valid PTIN.
Visit the IRS PTIN webpage for more information.
Editor’s note: This article was originally published on Oct. 20, 2016, and updated with new information on Jan. 11, 2022.