I just signed up and came across PTIN. What is that?
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Last modified 4/5/2021 10:46:18 AM EST
The IRS gives a 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.
If you would like to apply for an PTIN, click here.