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Note:PTINs are issued for a specific calendar year. A current year PTIN refers to a PTIN for the current calendar year while next year refers to a PTIN for the upcoming calendar year. PTIN applications for the upcoming year can be submitted beginning in mid-October each year.
If you do not have a social security number you may need to provide supplemental form 8946 "PTIN Supplemental Application For Foreign Persons Without a Social Security Number": https://www.irs.gov/forms-pubs/about-form-8946 Form required: https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f8946.pdf
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Per the IRS, all PTINs expire on December 31 of each year.
PTIN renewal open season begins approximately October 16th each year for the following year. You can renew online by logging into your PTIN account or by submitting a paper Form W-12 with the “Renewal” box checked here: https://www.irs.gov/ptin
*Please note: Online renewal generally takes approximately 15 minutes or less Paper renewals can take a few weeks to process.
When should I renew my PTIN each year?
All preparer tax identification numbers (PTIN)s expire on December 31 of each year. PTIN renewal open season begins around October 16 each year. You can renew your PTIN by logging into your online PTIN account or by submitting a paper Form W-12 with the “Renewal” box checked. Online renewals generally take 15 minutes, with paper renewals taking 4-6 weeks to process.
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