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Individual Tax Return
Instructions for Form 1040
Request for Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) and Certification
Request for Transcript of Tax Return

 

Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate
Employer's Quarterly Federal Tax Return
Employers engaged in a trade or business who pay compensation
Installment Agreement Request

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Amend/Fix Return
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Rules Governing Practice before IRS

PTIN Requirements for Tax Return Preparers

Preparer tax identification number (PTIN) applications and renewals for 2018 are now being processed.

Anyone who prepares or assists in preparing federal tax returns for compensation must have a valid 2018 PTIN before preparing returns. All enrolled agents must also have a valid PTIN.

Are you a non-credentialed return preparer looking to set yourself APART? Do you want to be included in the Public Directory of return preparers or desire limited representation rights for your clients? If so, check out the Annual Filing Season Program which recognizes the efforts of non-credentialed return preparers who aspire to a higher level of professionalism.


Renew your PTIN in 3 easy steps:

1. Access Your Account 2. Verify Your Information 3. PTIN Renewal Confirmation
If you already have an online PTIN account, login now. 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. Upon completion of your online renewal application, you will receive confirmation that your PTIN has been renewed.

 

Don't have a PTIN and need to obtain one?
Most first-time PTIN applicants can obtain a PTIN online in about 15 minutes. There is no fee to obtain a PTIN. 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.