I just signed up and came across (PTIN). What is that?
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Last modified 7/8/2020 11:22:21 AM EST
The IRS gives Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN) to the authorized agents and tax return preparers who prepare tax returns on behalf of taxpayers. When the PTIN is used while preparing any tax return, there is no need for them to disclose the Social Security Number (SSN). They can simply mention this PTIN instead of SSN.
Things to be remembered:
- You should be above 18 years of age to get PTIN.
- One PTIN cannot be used by multiple individuals.