The Internal Revenue Service has issued over 50,000 Preparer Tax Identification Numbers since opening its online registration system less than a month ago, but the system has experienced a number of birth pains, the IRS reported.
Thanks to the collective efforts of the tax professional community and early adopters, we have been able to resolve many of the initial start-up challenges with the IRS Tax Professional PTIN System experienced by some users, the IRS wrote in an e-mail alert to tax professionals on Thursday. As a result, the IRS has issued over 50,000 PTINs to date. We will continue our efforts to address any further challenges as they arise and we very much appreciate the helpful input and feedback we have received.
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