The IRS has launched a series of videos to help preparers register for Preparer Tax Identification Numbers and prepare for the Registered Tax Return Preparer test.
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All paid federal tax return preparers must register with the IRS and have a PTIN, as must all Enrolled Agents.
The troubleshooting page includes videos on how to create and account and apply for a PTIN, and addresses log-in issues such as forgotten passwords and password criteria and what a preparer can do if they changed e-mail accounts since creating their PTIN account. The page also includes a link to FAQ phone numbers regarding the registration processs.
The IRS has also posted an "overview" Youtube vdeo to help preparers ready themselves for the RTRP exam.
The video details a pre-test checklist, a list of study materials, information on scheduling a test, what to expect at the test site, sample questions, forms and schedules that "could be" referenced on the exam, test-prep courses from IRS-approved continuing education providers, test center locations, and other test logistics.