PTIN Renewals Will Be a Calendar Year

Originally it was envisioned that tax preparers would renew their PTIN registration one year after they originally registered. In other words if you registered your PTIN on October 1, 2010 you would have to reregister the PTIN again on or before October 1, 2011. However, that conflicted with the October 15th extension deadline and could ultimately complicate continuing education issues for preparers since the fall updates represents important education time for tax professionals.  

Thus the Return Preparer Office (RPO) has officially announced today, June 29, 2011, that the renewal cycle for all PTINs will be a calendar year. So, even if you got your PTIN before the end of 2010, it will not expire until December 31, 2011.

Open season for 2012 PTIN renewal will begin in October 2011

  • Lee Reams Sr.

  • Lee T. Reams is the Chief Technical Officer of ClientWhys. He is also an Enrolled Agent having managed a 600-plus client tax practice. Educated as an engineer, with a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Lee left his engineering career in 1975 to expand his part-time tax practice into a full-time career.

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