After the court decision, the IRS suspended the PTIN regulation program, including the online PTIN registration/renewal system. However, a valid PTIN is still required (see Question 1). The IRS reopened the PTIN system on Saturday, Feb. 2, after receiving additional clarification from the District Court on the activities barred by their injunction.
On Feb. 1, AICPA sent a letter to IRS (see Question 7) urging them to resolve the system issues, saying "our members need immediate guidance on how to obtain new or renew existing PTINs, and we would ask that the IRS not delay such guidance waiting for an outcome from the courts." For ongoing developments, visit our Tax Preparer Registration page.
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