3,000 Preparers Can Expect IRS Letters for Failure to Use New PTINs

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The Internal Revenue Service began sending letters July 15 to at least 3,000 tax preparers who failed to use a new preparer tax identification number or renew an existing one as required under the agency's preparer registration program.
The letter informs tax preparers that their Social Security number was used as the paid preparer identification number on tax returns during the 2013 filing season, but that Social Security numbers are no longer acceptable as identification.
Another letter informs preparers that they used a PTIN that was not registered or renewed after Sept. 28, 2010, as required, and that it must be refreshed. Renewal is now required annually.

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