The IRS has re-opened its PTIN management and registration site.
The site was taken down immediately after the January 18 court ruling that said the IRS did not have legal authority to force preparers to register as RTRPs.
“After a two-week review, the IRS has concluded that the recent Loving v. Commissioner court ruling does not affect the requirement for paid tax return preparers to have and use a PTIN. Consequently, the PTIN system is now reopened for processing renewals and new applications,” reads a recent alert from the National Society of Accountants.
The IRS PTIN site also features an alert of its own:
“The PTIN system is being updated to reflect current requirements. Until those updates can be completed, a screen titled ‘Continuing Education (CE) Completion’ may appear during PTIN renewal. Please check either one of the boxes on that screen. This information is NOT being collected, but you must check a box to advance to the next screen. We apologize for any inconvenience.”
The PTIN helpline is also tentatively planned to reopen today, the NSA alert added.