IRS Reminder: Time to Renew PTINs

By:
Ruth Singleton
Published Date:
Oct 22, 2021
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The IRS has issued a reminder that all Preparer Tax Identification Numbers (PTINs) will expire on Dec. 31, 2021, and must be renewed. 

The fee to renew or obtain a PTIN is $35.95 for 2022. The PTIN fee is nonrefundable, and the exact amount must be paid to complete the PTIN process. 

Tax preparers with a 2021 PTIN should use the online renewal process, which takes about 15 minutes to complete. To renew a PTIN online: 

  1. Start at IRS.gov/taxpros
  2. Select the "Renew or Register" button. 
  3. Enter the user ID and password to login to the online PTIN account. 
  4. Follow the prompts to verify information and answer a few questions. 

Once completed, users will receive confirmation of their PTIN renewal. 

In addition, Form W-12, along with the instructions , provides a paper option for PTIN applications and renewals. However, the paper form can take four to six weeks to process. Failure to have and use a valid PTIN may result in penalties. 

Anyone who prepares or assists in preparing a federal tax return for compensation must have a valid PTIN from the IRS before preparing returns. The PTIN needs to be included as the identifying number on any return filed with the IRS. All enrolled agents must also have a valid PTIN. More than 759,000 federal tax preparers have PTINs. 

"Taxpayers are relying on your expertise to help them meet their tax obligations and for some to complete their largest financial transaction for the year. Make sure you're ready by renewing your PTIN now," said Carol A. Campbell, director, Return Preparer Office. 

 





The IRS has issued a reminder that all Preparer Tax Identification Numbers (PTINs) will expire on Dec. 31, 2021, and must be renewed. More than 759,000 federal tax preparers have PTINs. 

 

The fee to renew or obtain a PTIN is $35.95 for 2022. The PTIN fee is nonrefundable, and the exact amount must be paid to complete the PTIN process. 

Tax preparers with a 2021 PTIN should use the online renewal process, which takes about 15 minutes to complete. To renew a PTIN online: 

  • Start at IRS.gov/taxpros
  • Select the "Renew or Register" button. 
  • Enter the user ID and password to login to the online PTIN account. 
  • Follow the prompts to verify information and answer a few questions. 

Once completed, users will receive confirmation of their PTIN renewal. 

In addition, Form W-12, along with the instructions , provides a paper option for PTIN applications and renewals. However, the paper form can take four to six weeks to process. Failure to have and use a valid PTIN may result in penalties. 

Anyone who prepares or assists in preparing a federal tax return for compensation must have a valid PTIN from the IRS before preparing returns. The PTIN needs to be included as the identifying number on any return filed with the IRS. All enrolled agents must also have a valid PTIN. 

"Taxpayers are relying on your expertise to help them meet their tax obligations and for some to complete their largest financial transaction for the year. Make sure you're ready by renewing your PTIN now," said Carol A. Campbell, director, Return Preparer Office. 

The IRS has issued a reminder that all Preparer Tax Identification Numbers (PTINs) will expire on Dec. 31, 2021, and must be renewed. More than 759,000 federal tax preparers have PTINs. 

 

The fee to renew or obtain a PTIN is $35.95 for 2022. The PTIN fee is nonrefundable, and the exact amount must be paid to complete the PTIN process. 

Tax preparers with a 2021 PTIN should use the online renewal process, which takes about 15 minutes to complete. To renew a PTIN online: 

  • Start at IRS.gov/taxpros
  • Select the "Renew or Register" button. 
  • Enter the user ID and password to login to the online PTIN account. 
  • Follow the prompts to verify information and answer a few questions. 

Once completed, users will receive confirmation of their PTIN renewal. 

In addition, Form W-12, along with the instructions , provides a paper option for PTIN applications and renewals. However, the paper form can take four to six weeks to process. Failure to have and use a valid PTIN may result in penalties. 

Anyone who prepares or assists in preparing a federal tax return for compensation must have a valid PTIN from the IRS before preparing returns. The PTIN needs to be included as the identifying number on any return filed with the IRS. All enrolled agents must also have a valid PTIN. 

"Taxpayers are relying on your expertise to help them meet their tax obligations and for some to complete their largest financial transaction for the year. Make sure you're ready by renewing your PTIN now," said Carol A. Campbell, director, Return Preparer Office. 

The IRS has issued a reminder that all Preparer Tax Identification Numbers (PTINs) will expire on Dec. 31, 2021, and must be renewed. More than 759,000 federal tax preparers have PTINs. 

 

The fee to renew or obtain a PTIN is $35.95 for 2022. The PTIN fee is nonrefundable, and the exact amount must be paid to complete the PTIN process. 

Tax preparers with a 2021 PTIN should use the online renewal process, which takes about 15 minutes to complete. To renew a PTIN online: 

  • Start at IRS.gov/taxpros
  • Select the "Renew or Register" button. 
  • Enter the user ID and password to login to the online PTIN account. 
  • Follow the prompts to verify information and answer a few questions. 

Once completed, users will receive confirmation of their PTIN renewal. 

In addition, Form W-12, along with the instructions , provides a paper option for PTIN applications and renewals. However, the paper form can take four to six weeks to process. Failure to have and use a valid PTIN may result in penalties. 

Anyone who prepares or assists in preparing a federal tax return for compensation must have a valid PTIN from the IRS before preparing returns. The PTIN needs to be included as the identifying number on any return filed with the IRS. All enrolled agents must also have a valid PTIN. 

"Taxpayers are relying on your expertise to help them meet their tax obligations and for some to complete their largest financial transaction for the year. Make sure you're ready by renewing your PTIN now," said Carol A. Campbell, director, Return Preparer Office. 

 

The IRS has issued a reminder that all Preparer Tax Identification Numbers (PTINs) will expire on Dec. 31, 2021, and must be renewed. More than 759,000 federal tax preparers have PTINs. 

 

The fee to renew or obtain a PTIN is $35.95 for 2022. The PTIN fee is nonrefundable, and the exact amount must be paid to complete the PTIN process. 

Tax preparers with a 2021 PTIN should use the online renewal process, which takes about 15 minutes to complete. To renew a PTIN online: 

  • Start at IRS.gov/taxpros
  • Select the "Renew or Register" button. 
  • Enter the user ID and password to login to the online PTIN account. 
  • Follow the prompts to verify information and answer a few questions. 

Once completed, users will receive confirmation of their PTIN renewal. 

In addition, Form W-12, along with the instructions , provides a paper option for PTIN applications and renewals. However, the paper form can take four to six weeks to process. Failure to have and use a valid PTIN may result in penalties. 

Anyone who prepares or assists in preparing a federal tax return for compensation must have a valid PTIN from the IRS before preparing returns. The PTIN needs to be included as the identifying number on any return filed with the IRS. All enrolled agents must also have a valid PTIN. 

"Taxpayers are relying on your expertise to help them meet their tax obligations and for some to complete their largest financial transaction for the year. Make sure you're ready by renewing your PTIN now," said Carol A. Campbell, director, Return Preparer Office. 

 

The IRS has issued a reminder that all Preparer Tax Identification Numbers (PTINs) will expire on Dec. 31, 2021, and must be renewed. More than 759,000 federal tax preparers have PTINs. 

 

The fee to renew or obtain a PTIN is $35.95 for 2022. The PTIN fee is nonrefundable, and the exact amount must be paid to complete the PTIN process. 

Tax preparers with a 2021 PTIN should use the online renewal process, which takes about 15 minutes to complete. To renew a PTIN online: 

  • Start at IRS.gov/taxpros
  • Select the "Renew or Register" button. 
  • Enter the user ID and password to login to the online PTIN account. 
  • Follow the prompts to verify information and answer a few questions. 

Once completed, users will receive confirmation of their PTIN renewal. 

In addition, Form W-12, along with the instructions , provides a paper option for PTIN applications and renewals. However, the paper form can take four to six weeks to process. Failure to have and use a valid PTIN may result in penalties. 

Anyone who prepares or assists in preparing a federal tax return for compensation must have a valid PTIN from the IRS before preparing returns. The PTIN needs to be included as the identifying number on any return filed with the IRS. All enrolled agents must also have a valid PTIN. 

"Taxpayers are relying on your expertise to help them meet their tax obligations and for some to complete their largest financial transaction for the year. Make sure you're ready by renewing your PTIN now," said Carol A. Campbell, director, Return Preparer Office. 

 

The IRS has issued a reminder that all Preparer Tax Identification Numbers (PTINs) will expire on Dec. 31, 2021, and must be renewed. More than 759,000 federal tax preparers have PTINs. 

 

The fee to renew or obtain a PTIN is $35.95 for 2022. The PTIN fee is nonrefundable, and the exact amount must be paid to complete the PTIN process. 

Tax preparers with a 2021 PTIN should use the online renewal process, which takes about 15 minutes to complete. To renew a PTIN online: 

  • Start at IRS.gov/taxpros
  • Select the "Renew or Register" button. 
  • Enter the user ID and password to login to the online PTIN account. 
  • Follow the prompts to verify information and answer a few questions. 

Once completed, users will receive confirmation of their PTIN renewal. 

In addition, Form W-12, along with the instructions , provides a paper option for PTIN applications and renewals. However, the paper form can take four to six weeks to process. Failure to have and use a valid PTIN may result in penalties. 

Anyone who prepares or assists in preparing a federal tax return for compensation must have a valid PTIN from the IRS before preparing returns. The PTIN needs to be included as the identifying number on any return filed with the IRS. All enrolled agents must also have a valid PTIN. 

"Taxpayers are relying on your expertise to help them meet their tax obligations and for some to complete their largest financial transaction for the year. Make sure you're ready by renewing your PTIN now," said Carol A. Campbell, director, Return Preparer Office. 

 

The IRS has issued a reminder that all Preparer Tax Identification Numbers (PTINs) will expire on Dec. 31, 2021, and must be renewed. More than 759,000 federal tax preparers have PTINs. 

 

The fee to renew or obtain a PTIN is $35.95 for 2022. The PTIN fee is nonrefundable, and the exact amount must be paid to complete the PTIN process. 

Tax preparers with a 2021 PTIN should use the online renewal process, which takes about 15 minutes to complete. To renew a PTIN online: 

  • Start at IRS.gov/taxpros
  • Select the "Renew or Register" button. 
  • Enter the user ID and password to login to the online PTIN account. 
  • Follow the prompts to verify information and answer a few questions. 

Once completed, users will receive confirmation of their PTIN renewal. 

In addition, Form W-12, along with the instructions , provides a paper option for PTIN applications and renewals. However, the paper form can take four to six weeks to process. Failure to have and use a valid PTIN may result in penalties. 

Anyone who prepares or assists in preparing a federal tax return for compensation must have a valid PTIN from the IRS before preparing returns. The PTIN needs to be included as the identifying number on any return filed with the IRS. All enrolled agents must also have a valid PTIN. 

"Taxpayers are relying on your expertise to help them meet their tax obligations and for some to complete their largest financial transaction for the year. Make sure you're ready by renewing your PTIN now," said Carol A. Campbell, director, Return Preparer Office. 

 

The IRS has issued a reminder that all Preparer Tax Identification Numbers (PTINs) will expire on Dec. 31, 2021, and must be renewed. More than 759,000 federal tax preparers have PTINs. 

 

The fee to renew or obtain a PTIN is $35.95 for 2022. The PTIN fee is nonrefundable, and the exact amount must be paid to complete the PTIN process. 

Tax preparers with a 2021 PTIN should use the online renewal process, which takes about 15 minutes to complete. To renew a PTIN online: 

  • Start at IRS.gov/taxpros
  • Select the "Renew or Register" button. 
  • Enter the user ID and password to login to the online PTIN account. 
  • Follow the prompts to verify information and answer a few questions. 

Once completed, users will receive confirmation of their PTIN renewal. 

In addition, Form W-12, along with the instructions , provides a paper option for PTIN applications and renewals. However, the paper form can take four to six weeks to process. Failure to have and use a valid PTIN may result in penalties. 

Anyone who prepares or assists in preparing a federal tax return for compensation must have a valid PTIN from the IRS before preparing returns. The PTIN needs to be included as the identifying number on any return filed with the IRS. All enrolled agents must also have a valid PTIN. 

"Taxpayers are relying on your expertise to help them meet their tax obligations and for some to complete their largest financial transaction for the year. Make sure you're ready by renewing your PTIN now," said Carol A. Campbell, director, Return Preparer Office. 

 

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