Comment period open on IRS proposal to require ID numbers for tax preparers
The Internal Revenue Service recently issued proposed regulations allowing the IRS to require that tax return preparers use Preparer Tax Identification Numbers (PTINs) as the preparer’s identifying number on all tax returns and tax refund claims that they prepare.
It is estimated that there are as many as 1.2 million paid tax return preparers.
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