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Letters Mailed to Preparers Without Valid PTINs

Friday, August 22, 2014   (0 Comments)
Letters Mailed to Preparers Without Valid PTINs

The IRS Return Preparer Office recently mailed letters to approximately 5,000 return preparers who are preparing tax returns without a valid preparer tax identification number (PTIN).
  • Letter 4731 was sent to more than 500 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 was sent to more than 800 people who are using a social security number as their preparer ID number instead of a PTIN.
  • Letter 4966 was sent to more than 3,600 people who are using an expired PTIN.

Anyone who receives a letter and has questions should call the PTIN helpline at 877-613-PTIN.