There are new regulations require all paid tax return preparers (including attorneys, CPAs, and Enrolled Agents) to apply for a Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN) before preparing any federal tax returns in 2011.
Does your current Tax Prepare have a PTIN
Many Tax Return Preparers Required to use IRS e-file Beginning in 2011
January 1, 2011— for Tax Preparers who anticipate preparing 100 or more federal individual or trust tax returns during the year; or
January 1, 2012— for Tax Preparers who anticipate preparing 11 or more federal individual or trust tax returns during the year.
Is your current Tax Preparer registered with the IRS e-file system?
Did you also know that you have the right to QUESTION your Tax Preparer and ask them to show prove of all the information mentioned above?