Requirements for Tax Return Preparers: Frequently Asked Questions
NOTE: As of Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia has enjoined the Internal Revenue Service from enforcing the regulatory requirements for registered tax return preparers. In accordance with this order, tax return preparers covered by this program are not currently required to complete competency testing or secure continuing education. Read the full IRS statement.
1. Do I Need a PTIN and How Do I Get One?
(scenarios; supervised, non-signing and non-1040 preparers; and SSN requirements)
2. PTIN Application and Renewal Assistance
(application, renewal, fees and logon problems)