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Return Preparer Office Federal Tax Return Preparer Statistics

Data current as of 4/1/2016

Number of Individuals with Current Preparer Tax Identification Numbers (PTINs) for 2016†

707,229

Professional Credentials

Attorneys

29,666

Certified Public Accountants

210,641

Enrolled Actuaries

320

Enrolled Agents

51,341

Enrolled Retirement Plan Agents

703

Other Qualifications

Annual Filing Season Program
Records of Completion Issued
60,130

† Cumulative number of individuals issued PTINs since 9/28/2010: 1,233,326

‡ Some preparers have multiple professional credentials and qualifications.

Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 01-Apr-2016