When should I register for a PTIN?
PTINs expire and need to be renewed every year. This year, all PTINs expire on Dec. 31, so renew or register for a PTIN right now to get a valid PTIN before Jan. 1.
To get a new PTIN, you can either apply online or fill out paper forms. For those who prefer the paper process, keep in mind that it will take about 4-6 weeks to process, which means it might be too late to meet the Dec. 31, 2013 deadline this year. Save yourself the weeks of uncertainty and register on the IRS website instead. Applying online takes only about 15 minutes.
You will be required to pay an IRS fee of $63.00 for registering for a PTIN.