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June 2017

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 [...]

October 2016

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 [...]

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 [...]

September 2016

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 [...]