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IRS Reopening PTIN System

On June 1, 2017, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia upheld the Internal Revenue Service's authority to require the use of a Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN), but enjoined the IRS from charging a user fee for the issuance and renewal of [...]

By | June 21st, 2017|Categories: IRS|0 Comments

IRS PTIN Requirements for Tax Preparers

ALL paid tax return preparers who prepare all or substantially all of a tax return for compensation are required to have a Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN) before preparing returns. This also applies to anyone who has a designation, like EA, CPA, or attorney, and those [...]

By | October 21st, 2016|Categories: IRS|0 Comments

Updates on IRS e-Services and Secure Access

Earlier this month, the IRS announced a new IRS e-Services initiative referred to as "Secure Access". We blogged about this initiative here. On the 14th, the IRS sent out the following update: In the next few weeks, the IRS plans to have discussions with key stakeholders [...]

By | October 21st, 2016|Categories: IRS, News|0 Comments

IRS to Email 434,000 Non-Credentialed Tax Return Preparers

The IRS is sending an email to approximately 434,000 non-credentialed tax return preparers this week.  The message promotes the Enrolled Agent (EA) and Annual Filing Season Program (AFSP) credentials. The text of the IRS email: Dear Tax Return Preparer, Set yourself APART!  Participate in the Annual Filing [...]

By | September 27th, 2016|Categories: IRS, News|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

IRS CE Provider System Delay

Today, we received the following message from the IRS Return Preparer Office: Dear IRS Approved Provider, We previously sent you a message on September 1 advising that the old CE system would be shut down on September 14 and a new CE system was tentatively scheduled [...]

By | September 13th, 2016|Categories: IRS|0 Comments