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Return Preparer Office Federal Tax Return Preparer Statistics

Data current as of 12/1/2016

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

733,834

Professional Credentials

Attorneys

31,699

Certified Public Accountants

217,856

Enrolled Actuaries

367

Enrolled Agents

53,923

Enrolled Retirement Plan Agents

779

Other Qualifications

Annual Filing Season Program
Records of Completion Issued
62,509

† Cumulative number of individuals issued PTINs since 9/28/2010: 1,264,492

‡ Some preparers have multiple professional credentials and qualifications.

Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 01-Dec-2016