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Avoid the Rush
Help spread the word to your clients: Presidents Day is our busiest time of the year for calls, but taxpayers can avoid the rush, save time and find answers faster at IRS.gov. To help with peak demand, IRS toll-free telephone service will be open Saturday, Feb. 18, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., callers’ local time, and Monday, Feb. 20, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., callers’ local time.

Get Replacement Social Security Benefit Statement Form SSA-1099 Online
Help your clients who receive Social Security benefits get their annual benefit statement online through my Social Security. Let your clients know they can get free, instant replacement forms beginning Feb. 1.

IRS Pub 2043: IRS Refund Information Guidelines for the Tax Preparation Community
IRS Publication 2043, IRS Refund Information Guidelines for the Tax Preparation Community, has been updated for 2017. The publication provides the latest refund information and guidelines to advise clients who are expecting refunds.

Important Information about Your e-Services Account
Certain e-Services users will receive letters directing them to revalidate their identities. Learn who is affected and what actions are required. Failure to timely revalidate will result in e-Services access being suspended for security purposes.

Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 16-Feb-2017

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The Tax Professional PTIN System is where you register and renew your PTIN annually. Have questions about your PTIN responsibilities? See our guidance on requirements, regulations, and other PTIN related items or find answers to frequently asked questions.

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Trying to help a client? Look through our tools for tax professionals for help with filing returns, arranging or verifying payment or other tax preparation responsibilities. Learn about due diligence requirements for EITC returns and IRS’s programs and resources to help you.