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Frequently Asked Question: Returns Filed Per PTIN

How do I view the number of returns I have filed? (posted 11/1/16)

At this time the data is available for enrolled agents, CPAs, attorneys, and participants in the IRS Annual Filing Season Program. We expect to expand it to other PTIN holders in the future. From the Main Menu of your PTIN account, select “Returns Filed per PTIN”.

If a minimum of 50 returns has been processed with your PTIN in the current calendar year, a chart will display with your numbers. The data is updated monthly and includes only Form 1040 series returns processed through the date specified.

If the number is substantially higher than the number of tax returns you’ve prepared and you suspect possible misuse of your PTIN, complete Form 14157 Return Preparer Complaint.

If the number is substantially lower than the number of tax returns you’ve prepared, you need to verify that you are entering your PTIN correctly on returns. The most common cause of this problem is the entry of an incorrect PTIN during tax preparation software set up.

Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 01-Nov-2016