October 22, 2013

IRS just e-mailed stakeholders the following statement: The PTIN system will be down beginning at 6:00 pm ET on Friday, October, 25, through Monday, October 28. There will be more information soon about the upcoming launch of PTIN renewal season.

Our guess--and this is only a guess--is that if this weekend's work goes well (and we're guessing that the weekend shutdown is to run system testing, but this is sheer conjecture on our part), we should see the 2014 renewal season open fairly soon (if not immediately) after the system comes back online.

Bottom line: your current PTIN is valid through the end of 2013 and we believe you’ll have PLENTY of time to renew in advance of the 2014 filing season, so hang tight and wait on your renewal until you get the green light from NAEA.

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