IRS PTIN Application System to Go Down for Maintenance


The IRS announced on its website that it will not be accepting new applications for preparer tax identification numbers (PTINs) from 5 p.m. EST Friday, Dec. 23, until approximately 6 a.m. EST on Monday, Jan. 9. The IRS PTIN system will be available for renewals during that time.

The IRS says the PTIN application system is being taken down for “previously scheduled maintenance.”

Under the IRS’ return preparer registration requirements, individuals (including CPAs) who are paid tax return preparers and who prepare all or substantially all of a tax return or claim for refund must obtain a PTIN in order to prepare 2011 tax returns. Both signing and nonsigning preparers are subject to the PTIN requirement.

More from the JofA:

 Find us on Facebook  |   Follow us on Twitter  |   View JofA videos

SPONSORED REPORT

How to audit high risk areas

Revenue recognition, internal control over financial reporting, accounting estimates and going concern are areas of audit that have emerged as particularly challenging and complex.

NEWS

Revenue recognition revisited

A reexamination of new revenue recognition rules has led to tinkering with the standard that is considered the biggest achievement of the convergence efforts of FASB and the International Accounting Standards Board.

INTERVIEW

Staying focused at the top

Olivia Kirtley, CPA, CGMA, an accomplished corporate director with almost 20 years of experience serving on boards, talks about strategic, risk, and compliance issues that keep board members up at night.