If you prepare any tax returns, you will need a PTIN beginning in 2011. A “PTIN” is a Preparer Tax Identification Number. Anyone who prepares tax returns for others needs a PTIN for any tax return he or she signs off on beginning on January 1, 2011. This new requirement appears in code section 6109(a)(4) and the following regulation: http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-utl/td_9501.pdf In many cases, attorneys have been exempted from the registrations and regulations which have been routine for others. … [Read more...] about Get Your PTIN for the Holidays!