All online PTIN account holders now have an online secure inbox. This is where we will send you messages about your PTIN. Every time a new message is put in your secure inbox, you will receive a notification at the email address associated with your PTIN account to check your secure inbox. Log-in to your PTIN account irs ptin mailbox to view the message please check video in Down Page.
There have been a number of improvements in the online PTIN system since last year. These include the “Manage My Account” (in English) fully functional tool allowing preparers self-correction almost in any field at any time (including professional credentials). Previously, most of the changes had to be made during the renovation and a phone call was required users to make changes during the rest of the year.
However, for security reasons, the name changes still require written documentation. Do you have plans to take a sabbatical year for any reason?, a new feature allows certain preparers suspend their PTINs voluntarily and then reactivate the same number when they return to work.
This is only for tax return preparers who are planning to take a full year off. If paid you to prepare tax returns for any part of the year, you must have a valid PTIN.
Don’t forget to renew your IRS PTIN l IRS (IRS, for its acronym in English) recalled to the nearly 690,000 tax preparers of federal taxes in the nation who must renew their preparer identification number of tax (PTIN) for 2015. Any person who, for compensation, prepare or help prepare any federal return or refund claim, must have a valid PTIN from the IRS.
PTIN Requirements for Tax Return Preparers
Preparer tax identification number (PTIN) applications and renewals for 2015 are now being processed.
Anyone who prepares or assists in preparing federal tax returns for compensation must have a valid 2015 PTIN before preparing returns. All enrolled agents must also have a PTIN.
NEW! – The Annual Filing Season Program aims to recognize the efforts of non-credentialed return preparers who aspire to a higher level of professionalism. Interested? Learn more. If you passed the Registered Tax Return Preparer test, be sure to check it out.
Renew your PTIN in 3 easy steps:
- Access Your Account If you already have an online PTIN account, login now.
- Renew Your PTIN Complete the online renewal application. You must verify your personal information and answer a few new questions. View a checklist of what you need before you get started.
- Pay Your Fee Pay the $63.00 renewal fee via credit card or direct debit.
Don’t have a PTIN and need to obtain one?
Most first-time PTIN applicants can obtain a PTIN online in about 15 minutes. The fee is $64.25. View this checklist to get started.
Prefer to apply or renew by paper?
It only takes about 15 minutes to apply for or renew your PTIN online. But if you prefer to use the paper option, Form W-12, IRS Paid Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN) Application, it will take 4-6 weeks to process. For more information on completing Form W-12, view instructions.
Are you having trouble logging into your online PTIN account? Watch this video for tips on resolving common login problems.
Create an Account and Apply for a PTIN Part 1 Learn how to create an account in the IRS Tax Professional PTIN System. It’s the first step in applying for a Preparer Tax Identification Number.
Learn the step-by-step process to apply for a Preparer Tax Identification Number or PTIN.
NOTE: these phone numbers are for tax professionals only and DO NOT provide assistance with individual income tax return or refund issues.
PTIN Related Questions:
Have your PTIN ready before calling the PTIN line.
Primary Toll-Free: 877-613-PTIN (7846)
Toll Number for International Callers: +1 915-342-5655
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (CST)
Scheduling for the IRS Special Enrollment Examination (to become an Enrolled Agent):
Primary Toll-Free: 1-800-306-3926
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. (ET)
Note: This line only answers questions regarding the SEE.
Questions about becoming an IRS Continuing Education Provider:
Primary Toll Free: 1-855-296-3150
Toll Number for International Callers: +1 202-499-5606
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (ET)
Note: This line only answers questions about becoming an IRS CE Provider. [banner_abajo]