Ready to get your PTIN

A PTIN is required for each individual preparer within a tax office. You can apply online in about 15 minutes!

New PTIN

Step 1 – Create an account. Create your PTIN account on the IRS website.

Step 2 – Complete the online new PTIN application. You will be asked to provide the following information:

  • Social Security Number

  • Personal information (name, mailing address, date of birth).

  • Business information (name, mailing address, telephone number).

  • Previous year’s individual tax return (name, address, filing status)

  • Explanations for any tax obligations or felony convictions (if applicable).

  • Credit or debit card to pay the $64.25 fee.

  • Any certification information (including certification number, jurisdiction of issuance, and expiration date) for all certifications you hold including CPA, attorney, enrolled agent, etc.

Step 3 – Pay the fee. Pay the $64.25 PTIN fee via credit or debit card.

Step 4 – Get your PTIN. Once your payment is confirmed, you will receive your PTIN online. Preparers can get started at irs.gov 

      

PTIN RENEWAL

Step 1 – Access your account. Log in to your PTIN account on the IRS website.

Step 2 – Complete the online PTIN renewal application. You will be asked to verify personal information and answer a few new questions. You will need to provide the following:

  • Personal information (name, mailing address).

  • Business information (name, mailing address).

  • Explanations for any tax obligations or felony convictions (if applicable).

  • Credit or debit card to pay the $63.00 renewal fee.

  • Any certification information (including certification number, jurisdiction of issuance, and expiration date) for all certifications you hold including CPA, attorney, enrolled agent, etc.

Step 3 – Pay the renewal fee. Pay the $63.00 renewal fee via credit or debit card.
Click here to get started
 
irs.gov/ptin.

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