Return Preparer Office Federal Tax Return Preparer Statistics


Data current as of 01/04/2021

Number of Individuals with Current Preparer Tax Identification Numbers (PTINs) for 2021†


Professional Credentials‡

Attorneys 21,142
Certified Public Accountants 172,241
Enrolled Actuaries 154
Enrolled Agents 52,877
Enrolled Retirement Plan Agents 535

Other Qualifications

2021 Annual Filing Season Program Records of Completion Issued 46,908

† Cumulative number of individuals issued PTINs since 9/28/2010: 1,729,437

‡ Some preparers have multiple professional credentials and qualifications.