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2015 PTINs Now Being Processed

Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN) applications and renewals are now being processed for the upcoming tax season.

Anyone who prepares or assists in preparing federal tax returns for compensation must have a valid 2015 PTIN before preparing tax returns.

Before you begin your 2015 PTIN renewal application, be sure you have the following available:

  • Personal information (name, mailing address)
  • Business information (name, mailing address)
  • Explanations for felony convictions (if any) 1
  • Explanations for problems with your U.S. individual or business tax obligations (if any) 1
  • Credit or debit card for the $63.00 PTIN user fee
  • If applicable, any U.S.-based professional certification information (CPA, attorney, enrolled agent, enrolled retirement plan agent, enrolled actuary, certified acceptance agent, or state license) including certification number, jurisdiction of issuance, and expiration date

Note: Most PTIN correspondence is delivered through secure online messaging in your PTIN account. Use the most up-to-date email address when obtaining your PTIN to ensure that you receive our messages.

Ready to apply or renew? Go here.

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