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Mission of PTIN.ORG
The mission of the National Directory of Registered Tax Return Preparers & Tax Professionals, Ltd. (PTIN.ORG) is to provide IRS-registered tax professionals including CPAs, Enrolled Agents and RTRPs with the resources and technology they need to succeed in a rapidly-changing and regulated environment.

Vision for our membership is to:

  • Provide a centralized web-centric platform where individuals, businesses and agencies can verify who are registered and "licensed" tax professionals by criteria including credential, industries, services, language and location.
  • Educate our professional members as to their responsibilities with regard to annual registration of their Preparer Tax Identification Number and the continuing education responsibilities to maintain compliance.
  • Provide innovative marketing tools and programs to support the growth of their professional practices.

PTINdirectory.com is the first comprehensive national online directory of federally licensed tax preparers. It is independently owned by the National Directory of Registered Tax Return Preparers & Tax Professionals, Ltd. and has no affiliation with the Internal Revenue Service or any government agency. The directory can be used by agencies, individuals and business owners to find a tax preparer that has been issued an IRS Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN). Please note, for privacy concerns, actual PTIN numbers issued to each tax preparer are NOT accessible on this website.

The PTIN (Preparer Tax Identification Number) was created several years ago by the IRS as a number that tax return preparers could obtain from the IRS to use on tax returns instead of their Social Security numbers. However, beginning January 1, 2011, all paid tax preparers must use a valid Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN) on returns they prepare. Use of the PTIN is no longer optional.

The PTIN requirement is one of the main provisions in a new oversight program to help regulate the tax preparation industry. Anyone paid to prepare all or substantially all of any federal tax return or claim for refund must have a PTIN. The requirement applies to all tax return preparers, including those who are enrolled agents, CPAs and attorneys.
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