Per the New York Instructions for Form IT-201, on page 35:
Paid preparer's responsibilities - Under the law, all paid preparers must sign and complete the paid preparer section of the return. Paid preparers may be subject to civil and/or criminal sanctions if they fail to complete this section in full.
When completing this section, enter your New York tax preparer registration identification number (NYTPRIN) if you are required to have one. If you are not required to have a NYTPRIN, enter in the NYTPRIN excl. code box one of the specified 2-digit codes listed below that indicates why you are exempt from the registration requirement. You must enter a NYTPRIN or an exclusion code. Also, you must enter your federal preparer tax identification number (PTIN) if you have one; if not, you must enter your Social Security number.
The following exclusion codes can be used:
|Code||Exemption type||Code||Exemption type|
|01||Attorney||02||Employee of attorney|
|03||CPA||04||Employee of CPA|
|05||PA (Public Accountant)||06||Employee of PA|
|07||Enrolled agent||08||Employee of enrolled agent|
|09||Volunteer tax preparer||10||Employee of business preparing that business' return|
To enter your NYTPRIN Exclusion Code in the TaxAct Professional program:
Note that any link in the information above is updated each year automatically and will take you to the most recent version of the document at the time it is accessed.