PTIN Renewal System is Open for 2019 Calendar Year

The IRS officially opened the 2019 PTIN Renewal System on Tuesday, October 16th and reminds tax professionals that all current PTINs will expire on December 31, 2018.  You can now log in to your PTIN Account to renew your PTIN for the 2019 calendar year. Anyone planning to prepare or assist in preparing federal tax returns must have a valid 2019 PTIN before filing any tax returns.

Renewing your PTIN is easy. You can complete the process online using the IRS Tax Professional PTIN System in about 15 minutes. The renewal process has 3 simple steps:

  1. Access your account using the link above
  2. Complete your online renewal application and verify all information is correct
  3. Receive a confirmation email that your PTIN has been renewed

If you don’t have a PTIN and you need to obtain one for this coming tax year, select the link above to Create an Account. This process will only take you about 15 minutes. Before creating your account, we recommend reviewing this checklist so you’ll know what you should have available to complete the application.

Completing your application online is the fastest way to get renewed, however you can also choose to renew with the paper option. To do this, you will need to complete Form W-12 and mail it to the IRS. This process will take roughly 4-6 weeks. For more information about this option, please view the instructions.