URGENT: As of June 21st the IRS has reopened their PTIN system. Tax Professionals are now able to apply for and renew their PTINs… free of charge.
As we previously reported: “On June 1, 2017, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia upheld the Internal Revenue Service’s authority to require the use of a Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN), but enjoined the IRS from charging a user fee for the issuance and renewal of PTINs. As a result of this order, PTIN registration and renewal is currently suspended”
Now, the IRS is required to refund everyone that paid to apply or renew a PTIN. The IRS posted this update on their site stating, “The IRS, working with the Department of Justice, is considering how to proceed. As additional information becomes available, it will be posted on our Tax Pros page.”