PTIN

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AcronymDefinition
PTINPreparer Tax Identification Number (US Internal Revenue Service)
PTINPostini Threat Identification Network
PTINPolskie Towarzystwo Informacji Naukowej (Polish: Polish Society for Information Science; Katowice, Poland)
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As you progress, Jackson Hewitt will assist you with obtaining a Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN), which is required in order to prepare federal tax returns for a fee.
The qualifications to be a tax preparer are simple; anyone with a Social Security number can obtain the Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN) required to advertise services as a tax preparer.
Make sure the paid preparer signs the return and includes their Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN).
Tax preparers can help protect clients and their businesses from identity theft by monitoring their preparer tax identification number (PTIN) accounts to ensure the number of returns filed using the number matches IRS records.
Tax professionals should be aware that their e-Services credentials, the Electronic Filing Information Number (EFIN), the Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN) and their Centralized Authorization File (CAF) number are extremely valuable to identity thieves, the IRS said.
Verify the preparer has an IRS Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN).
* entering your preparer tax identification number (PTIN) and Electronic Filing Identification Number (EFIN),
The CPA must enter his or her preparer tax identification number (PTIN) in the space provided, enter a complete address, and enter the firm's name and EIN if the CPA works for a firm.
Now, all paid tax return preparers who are required to sign a federal return must register with the IRS, maintain a Preparer Tax Identification Number, pass a competency test, and take qualified continuing professional education (CPE) annually.
Many AICPA members have received emails from companies that are publishing and promoting a list of persons who have registered with the IRS for a preparer tax identification number. These companies have purchased the IRS PTIN list, which is permitted under the Freedom of Information Act.
(7) Starting in 2011, all paid preparers are now required to register annually for a Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN).
The IRS recently provided guidance exempting enrolled retirement plan agents from the preparer tax identification number (PTIN) system.