In 2010, the IRS began rolling out their PTIN regulation and tax preparer oversight program. The program was based on Publication 4832, Return Preparer Review Report. Since that time, over 700,000 preparers have applied for a PTIN under the new program, including approximately 212,000 CPAs, almost 42,000 Enrolled Agents, and 31,000 attorneys. The remainder, nearly 430,000 PTIN holders, unregulated preparers with provisional PTINs who needed to meet testing and continuing education requirements before earning the designation of Registered Tax Return Preparer.
We developed this page to help keep our members informed of key developments in the PTIN regulation program, as well as provide more background on the program along with recent development and useful articles and links.