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Delay for some enrolled agents awaiting renewal cards

Delay for some enrolled agents awaiting renewal cards

According to the IRS, last year's seven month moratorium on enrolled agent application processing is unfortunately still affecting their ability to timely process the renewal applications for SSNs ending in 7, 8, 9, and null. Although they have completed the process of reducing the fee from $125 to $30 and timely processed 3,500 renewals, they still have approximately 7,100 applications to complete.

They are processing these remaining forms as quickly as possible and anticipate all will be completed by May 31, 2012. For those individuals who timely filed their renewal application and have an enrollment card with an expiration date of March 31, 2012, the card is valid for another 60 days or until receipt of a new card. Enrollment will not expire due to this IRS delay.

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