IRS Sends Thousands of PTIN Letters to Preparers

This week the IRS Return Preparer Office is mailing letters to approximately 3,000 return preparers who are preparing tax returns without a valid preparer tax identification number (PTIN).

Letter 4731 is being sent to 1,100+ people who are using a legacy PTIN that was obtained prior to September 2010 and has never been renewed in the new online PTIN system.

Letter 4732 is being sent to 1,800+ people who are using a social security number as their preparer ID number instead of a PTIN.

If you receive a letter and feel the information is incorrect, please call 1-636-255-1597.

If you need assistance in obtaining or renewing a PTIN, should call the PTIN helpline number: 1-877-613-PTIN (7846).

Below you can view samples of each letter:

Letter 4731
Letter 4732

Posted: August 26, 2013

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