Out of about 9,900 Alabama tax preparers who have PTINs, more than 4,900 have not yet renewed.
Anyone who prepares or helps prepare all or substantially all of a federal tax return, claim for refund or other federal forms for compensation must have a valid PTIN. All enrolled agents also must have a PTIN. Tax professionals can obtain or renew their PTINs at www.irs.gov/ptin.
The annual PTIN requirement is part of the IRS’s ongoing effort to enhance tax administration and improve services to taxpayers.
There are approximately 700,000 tax preparers nationwide with 2013 PTINs. More than 400,000 have already renewed their PTIN, plus more than 25,000 have obtained a first-time PTIN for 2014.