All paid tax return preparers must obtain or renew their Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN) annually. The PTIN renewal period begins in mid-October and all PTINs expire on Dec. 31. If you must pass the Registered Tax Return Preparer test, do not delay in making your appointment. Learn more about PTIN renewal and CE requirements at the IRS Tax Professionals homepage.
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