The 2024 PTIN Renewal Is NOW Open.

The 2024 PTIN Renewal Is NOW Open.

The 2024 PTIN Renewal window is officially open! The IRS has announced a reduction in PTIN renewal fees, and renewing or applying is now as simple as 1-2-3. Stay compliant and learn about the benefits of having an online PTIN account, especially if you're participating in the Annual Filing Season Program (AFSP). Whether you're a seasoned tax professional or just getting started, this guide provides essential updates and step-by-step directions.

The IRS is now processing 2024 Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN) renewals.

To renew your PTIN or create an online account, visit the IRS PTIN page here:

Do I need a PTIN?

Anyone paid to prepare or assist in preparing federal tax returns or claims for refund must have a PTIN. Over 750,000 tax professionals have a PTIN.


Here is the good news: the PTIN renewal fees have dropped. For 2024, it will cost just $19.75 to renew a PTIN compared to $30.75 for 2023.

Renew Your PTIN in 3 Easy Steps

  1. Access Your Account
    • If you already have an online PTIN Account or need to create one, visit the IRS Login page here.
  1. Renew Your PTIN
    • Complete the online renewal application. You must verify your personal information and answer a few questions. View a checklist of what you need before you get started.
  1. Pay Your Fee
    • Pay the $19.75 renewal fee. You'll receive confirmation that your PTIN has been renewed upon completing your application and payment.


To participate in the Annual Filing Season Program (AFSP), you will also need a PTIN and an online PTIN account. Your online PTIN account is how you track your continuing education hours, review AFSP status, and receive your IRS Record of completion for participating in the AFSP.

An online PTIN account provides a secure portal to communicate with the IRS and manage your tax preparer's professional relationship with the IRS.

However, you can renew or apply via paper. Form W-12 should be filled out following these instructions.

If you have questions about the AFSP, don't hesitate to contact us at 1-800-605-3538.