New Version of PTIN Application and Renewal Form Released

 – October 8, 2019
New Version of PTIN Application and Renewal Form Released

The IRS has released a new version of Form W-12, IRS Paid Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN) Application and Renewal and instructions. 

The new version of the form contains a checkbox on line 11 that requires paid tax return preparers (PTRP) to acknowledge their data security responsibilities. By checking this box, PTRPs confirm that they are aware of their legal obligation to have a data security plan in place and to provide data and system security protections for all taxpayer information.

PTRPs can apply for or renew their PTIN online or by filing a paper application on Form W-12. It takes four to six weeks for the IRS to process a paper application.