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    PTIN stands for “Preparer Tax Identification Number”. Anyone who prepares or assists in preparing federal tax returns for compensation must have a valid PTIN. A penalty of $50 for each failure to provide the tax preparer’s identification number on a return with a maximum of $25,000.

  • What is the difference between a signing tax preparer and a nonsigning tax preparer?

    A signing tax preparer is the preparer that has primary responsibility for the overall substantive accuracy of the preparation of a tax return or claim for refund. A nonsigning tax preparer who basically does everything but sign the return. In many cases, a nonsigning tax preparer will do most of the work, and then the […]