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2023 PTIN Renewal Period Now Underway

Thomson Reuters Tax & Accounting  

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Thomson Reuters Tax & Accounting  

· 5 minute read

Tax professionals can now renew their Preparer’s Tax Identification Number (PTIN) for 2023. All current PTINs will expire on December 31, 2022. (IR 2022-190, 10/27/2022)

Who needs a PTIN?

Anyone who prepares or helps to prepare a federal tax return for compensation must have a valid PTIN from the IRS before preparing returns. Preparers need to include their PTIN on any tax returns they prepare that is filed with the IRS. Failure to have and use a valid PTIN may result in penalties.

Renewing a PTIN.

Both first-time PTIN applicants and Return preparers with a 2022 PTIN should use the online renewal process, which takes about 15 minutes to complete. To renew or register for a PTIN, take the following steps:

  • Start at
  • Select the “Renew or Register” button
  • Select “Log in” and enter the user ID and password to access the online PTIN system
  • Select the “Renew my PTIN” button from the main menu

Once completed, applicants will receive confirmation of their PTIN renewal.

To renew a PTIN on paper.

Preparers may also use Form W-12 to apply and renew a PTIN. However, the paper form can take four to six weeks to process.

The fee to renew or obtain a PTIN is $30.75 for 2023. The PTIN fee is nonrefundable.

PTIN system enhancements.

According to the IRS, the online system for obtaining and renewing a PTIN has been enhanced to include:

  • Dynamic application design—system dynamically adapts based on the preparer’s responses and guides them to the correct application.
  • Mobile responsive/mobile friendly —system will adjust to device’s screen size.
  • Multiyear renewals/registrations—preparers can renew/register for multiple calendar years at one time.
  • Expanded support channel—web chat available for assistance with PTIN account matters.

For more information about who needs a PTIN, see Checkpoint’s Federal Tax Coordinator ¶ S-1522.1.


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