Tax Season is right around the corner…

PTIN Renewal time again!

All current PTINs will expire December 31st 2022

There are more than 750,000 active tax return preparers in the United States and if you’re one of them, it’s time to start renewing your Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN). Anyone who prepares federal tax returns for compensation must have a valid PTIN from the IRS and it must be included on any return filed with the IRS.

For those that currently have a valid PTIN, it is recommended that you use the online renewal process which takes about 15 minutes. If you decide to mail in your W-12 PTIN renewal instead, the process can take up to 6 weeks.

The online PTIN renewal process is as follows:
I. Go to
II. Select the “Renew or Register” button
III. Select the “Renew my PTIN” button from the main menu
Once the renewal process is complete, applicants will receive a confirmation of their renewal.
FIRST-TIME PTIN applicants can also use the online system by following these instructions below:
I. Go to
II. Select the “Renew or Register” button
III. Select “Create an Account” and follow the prompts to complete the account setup process and obtain a temporary password
IV. Log in and follow the remaining steps to access the online PTIN system
V. Select the “Register for a PTIN” button from the main menu
Early bird gets the worm!!!