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PTIN question

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If i have a PTIN that i received from the firm that i work at. I am able to use that same PTIN number for when i prepare tax returns on my behalf. With my owe business. #pro #help #taxhelp #accountant #CPA #ASAP #confused #taxreturns

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Godson’s Answer

Hello Arturo, yes you can use your PTIN to prepare tax returns for your own firm as long as it's active. You have to renew your PTIN annually on the IRS website. Additionally, review your employment offer or contact HR to make sure there's no clause or restrictions that specifically prohibits the use of PTIN outside the firm.
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Laurie’s Answer

Your PTIN is your own personal number that stays with you regardless of where you work. You need to renew it each year and update your information. If you're still working for an accounting firm while preparing returns for your own business, make sure you follow the firm's guidelines.
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Mark’s Answer

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Your PTIN is unique to you. You will use the same PTIN whether preparing for another firm our your own as long as it is active.
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Lauren’s Answer

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Your PTIN follows you when you move from firm to firm. Please be aware, you are required to renew your PTIN annually. Most firms will send a reminder as to when you need to renew your PTIN, as well as cover the associated renewal fee. Please make sure to research your firm's PTIN policy for your personal returns.
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Andrea’s Answer

If you still work at the accounting firm you need to consider the contract you signed - most do not allow items like tax preparation under a non-compete agreement.
If you are outside the firm and/or allowed to prepare returns for payment then yes, the PTIN travels with you. Just make sure the info on the IRS website is up to date and reflects the business you are filing returns under.
Thank you comment icon Thank you for the info! Arturo
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Tammy’s Answer

Hello, PTIN follows the person that it is registered for therefore ,yes, you can use even though you obtained via your firm.
Thank you comment icon Thank you Tammy that helps me a lot. I really appreciate the advice! Arturo
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