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PTIN requirements for tax return preparers

Tax Law and News IRS and tax professionals

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.

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