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Return Preparer Office Federal Tax Return Preparer Statistics

Data current as of 7/1/2016

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

717,721

Professional Credentials

Attorneys

30,549

Certified Public Accountants

212,521

Enrolled Actuaries

322

Enrolled Agents

51,611

Enrolled Retirement Plan Agents

730

Other Qualifications

Annual Filing Season Program
Records of Completion Issued
62,508

† Cumulative number of individuals issued PTINs since 9/28/2010: 1,240,469

‡ Some preparers have multiple professional credentials and qualifications.

Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 05-Jul-2016