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Requirements for Tax Return Preparers: Frequently Asked Questions

Top Frequently Asked Questions


1. How do I access my online account?
2. How do I renew my PTIN?
3. How do I sign up for a new PTIN?
4. How much does it cost to obtain or renew a PTIN?
5. How do I check my PTIN status?
6. Do I need a PTIN? 
7. How do I submit a name change request?
8. How do I view my continuing education credits?
9. What is the Annual Filing Season Program?

Other Frequently Asked Questions


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)

3. Annual Filing Season Program (AFSP) Guidance

4. Directory of Federal Tax Return Preparers with Credentials and Select Qualifications

5. Understanding your PTIN-related Letter

6. Returns Filed per PTIN

7. Registered Tax Return Preparer Test Refunds

8. Deceased Tax Professional


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Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 10-Mar-2017

Annual Filing Season Program. What You Need to Know.