TIME TO RENEW YOUR PTIN FOR 2020

Posted on October 29, 2019

Time to renew your PTIN again…IRS is urging tax return preparers to start the upcoming 2020 filing season smoothly by renewing their preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN) now. all current PTINs will expire December 31, 2019

To renew a PTIN online:

Start at IRS.gov/tax-professionals.

Select the “Renew or Register” button.

Enter the user ID and password to login to the online PTIN account.

Follow the prompts to verify the information and answer a few questions.

Once completed, users will receive confirmation of their PTIN renewal. There is no fee for renewing or obtaining a PTIN for 2020.

To apply for a PTIN online:

Start at IRS.gov/tax-professionals.

Select the “Renew or Register” button and select “Create Account” in the “New User” box.

First-time users are issued a temporary password and will be prompted to change their password upon logging in.

Select “sign up with SSN” once logged in.

Follow the prompts to obtain the PTIN online.

Anyone who prepares or helps in preparing a federal tax return for compensation must have a valid PTIN from IRS before preparing returns, and they need to include the PTIN as the identifying number on any return file with the IRS.

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