As we predicted in last Friday's E@lert, IRS used the PTIN system closure to prepare to launch the upcoming renewal season. The latest word from the agency indicates a tentative plan to have a "soft launch" tomorrow, followed by a Thursday news release officially opening the renewal season, and emails to PTIN holders beginning later Thursday.
The email IRS plans to send current PTIN holders with online accounts will be staggered over a week or so. Please remember that your 2013 PTIN is valid through the end of 2013 and that you have *plenty* of time to get this done!!!