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PTIN Renewal on Hold After Ruling

PTIN Renewal on Hold After Ruling

The Internal Revenue Service’s Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN) renewal system has been taken offline after a ruling by the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.

The court found June 1 that the IRS had the authority to require tax preparers to have a PTIN, but also ruled that the IRS was barred from charging a user fee for issuing or renewing PTINs. As a result, PTIN registration and renewal have been suspended.

The IRS says it is working with the Department of Justice to determine how to proceed. Details, when available, will be posted on the IRS’ Tax Pros webpage.

Bob Williams

Forget genes; I’ve got words in my DNA. Communication has been part of who I am nearly all my life. From a long career in radio news to another one in newspapers – and a University of Georgia journalism degree sandwiched between the two – language has been my life. I’ve also been fortunate to have learned the tax business from the ground up here at Drake, starting with 1040.com online forms some years ago before moving on to work on the Web. In all things tax-ish, we aim to give you tools you can use.