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Registration Requirements - Individual Tax Preparers

Individuals who, for a fee, prepare federal and state tax returns for Marylanders are required to be registered by the Board. An individual must obtain this registration before soliciting or preparing tax returns.

The following professionals are exempt from the registration requirements:

Federal PTIN Certificate for current tax year required

Registered tax preparers are required to hold a current Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN) issued by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service. See the IRS-PTIN website for further information. The PTIN must be renewed each tax year. Registrants must update the expiration date of the PTIN each year and submit a copy of the IRS PTIN Confirmation Certificate to the Board prior to the beginning of each tax year.