The IRS Return Preparer Office has updated total numbers of federal return preparers who hold PTINs.

According to the RPO, 743,331 preparers held PTINs as of January 3, up from the approximately 690,000 who held them last October. The by-credentials breakdown:

  • CPAs: 223,320
  • Supervised and non-1040 preparers: 120,347
  • EAs: 50,635
  • Attorneys: 33,349
  • Enrolled Retirement Plan Agents: 738
  • Enrolled Actuaries: 506

The IRS notes that some preparers hold multiple professional credentials and that preparers may be both supervised and non-1040 filers.
Since Sept. 28, 2010, 994,278 individuals have been issued PTINs.

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