The Return Preparer Office of the IRS has released details on the professional credentials of those who currently hold Preparer Tax Identification Numbers.

Just over 690,000 people hold PTINs, which are required of all paid tax preparers. By far the largest professional group among them are CPAs, with 214,267 PTINs. Enrolled Agents follow with 46,795 PTINs, and attorneys with 31,972. (There is overlap, as some preparers have multiple credentials.)

The IRS also noted that there are 62,533 supervised preparers with PTINs, and 50,858 non-1040 preparers.

Since 2010, the IRS has cumulatively issued PTINs to 952,391 individuals.

For more details, visit the IRS Web site.


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