Form W-12 - Paid Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN) Application and Renewal

ICR 202101-1545-003

OMB: 1545-2190

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1545-2190 202101-1545-003
Received in OIRA 201706-1545-023
Form W-12 - Paid Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN) Application and Renewal
Revision of a currently approved collection   No
Regular 03/30/2021
  Requested Previously Approved
36 Months From Approved 03/31/2021
1,200,000 1,200,000
1,464,000 1,464,000
0 0

Paid tax return preparers are required to obtain a preparer tax identification number (PTIN) by completing Form W-12, IRS Paid Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN) Application and Renewal, and to pay the fee required with the application. A third party will administer the PTIN application process. Most applications will be filled out on-line. Form W-12 will be used to collect the information required by § 1.6109-2 and to collect the information the third party needs to administer the PTIN application process.

US Code: 26 USC 6109 Name of Law: Identifying Numbers
   US Code: 26 USC 6060 Name of Law: Information Returns of Tax Return Preparers

Not associated with rulemaking

  85 FR 81286 12/15/2020
86 FR 16657 03/30/2021

  Total Request Previously Approved Change Due to New Statute Change Due to Agency Discretion Change Due to Adjustment in Estimate Change Due to Potential Violation of the PRA
Annual Number of Responses 1,200,000 1,200,000 0 0 0 0
Annual Time Burden (Hours) 1,464,000 1,464,000 0 0 0 0
Annual Cost Burden (Dollars) 0 0 0 0 0 0

Angela Bratcher 202 317-5754


On behalf of this Federal agency, I certify that the collection of information encompassed by this request complies with 5 CFR 1320.9 and the related provisions of 5 CFR 1320.8(b)(3).
The following is a summary of the topics, regarding the proposed collection of information, that the certification covers:
    (i) Why the information is being collected;
    (ii) Use of information;
    (iii) Burden estimate;
    (iv) Nature of response (voluntary, required for a benefit, or mandatory);
    (v) Nature and extent of confidentiality; and
    (vi) Need to display currently valid OMB control number;
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