IMPORTANT NOTE: Your Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN) that is issued by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) expires at the end of each year. Once you approach 30-days of the expiration of your PTIN expiration date listed above, you will be required to provide an IRS renewal certificate to the board in order that shows you hold a current PTIN. An email notification will be sent by the board to the email address you provide in this application. If you have a new PTIN Expiration to provide, please do so immediately to update your record. You may not conduct business without a current PTIN expiration date.
I am applying for registration as a tax preparer under one of the following options:
Option 1 - I have passed the Maryland Individual Tax Preparers Examination to meet the examination requirement to be issued a registration.
Option 2 - I passed the Registered Tax Return Preparer (RTRP) Examination that was administered by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) between November 30, 2011 and January 13, 2013. I am forwarding a copy of the RTRP certificate that I received from the IRS to the Board. Click here for RTRP Examination Confirmation Sheet.
Option 3 - I have prepared federal and state income tax returns for at least 15 consecutive years and have averaged 50 or more tax returns prepared during this period. I am forwarding the Application of Waiver from the Maryland Tax Preparers Examination to the Board. Click here for 15 year experience waiver application.
Please note, if the Board does not approve your application under Option 2 or Option 3, you will be notified that you will be required to take the Maryland Individual Tax Preparers Examination before you can be issued a registration.
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