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AICPA Expresses Concerns and Requests Review of Procedure Regarding Release of PTIN Holder Information - Emil Estafanous, CPA : Emil Estafanous, CPA

AICPA Expresses Concerns and Requests Review of Procedure Regarding Release of PTIN Holder Information

Some of we might have listened about a IRS’ new recover of PTIN hilt information. The AICPA’s Tax group has had, and continues to have, countless conversations with IRS staff, and has questioned a correspondence of a specific information equipment that a IRS released, quite mailing addresses (which might be home or business addresses, depending on that residence a PTIN hilt listed on a application), email addresses and phone numbers.

The IRS has perceived requests underneath a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to yield information about PTIN holders. FOIA defines that annals can be disclosed and outlines procedures for disclosure. According to a IRS, a attorneys dynamic that it was suitable for a IRS to approve with a FOIA requests for PTIN holders.

In responding to a requests, a IRS disclosed these information points on PTIN holders, in CD format, for a price of $35 to those who had submitted FOIA requests:

  • Name
  • Mailing residence
  • Email residence
  • Business name
  • Business residence
  • Business phone
  • Business website

The AICPA is stability a discussions with a IRS, and have strongly suggested that IRS yield an event for preparers to “opt out” of a recover of some or all of a personal and business information. The AICPA Tax group has also forked out a need for adequate communication to PTIN registrants about a avowal of their information.

The AICPA has begun authorised investigate to establish if we determine with a IRS compliance, and with a specific information equipment that were released. We’re exploring additional actions to residence member concerns.

As a result, we have a indeterminate denote from a IRS that it might postpone additional FOIA disclosures tentative a research of a questions that we’ve raised.

In a meantime, PTIN holders might change their comment information anytime, during a stream renovation deteriorate and anytime that a PTIN complement is open for business.  Therefore, one approach to residence any concerns we might have about your PTIN information being expelled in response to FOIA requests is to refurbish your account so that usually your business information is done available.  For some PTIN holders, that means updating your permanent mailing addresses and write numbers from personal residences and write numbers to business addresses and write numbers.   

About Emil Estafanous, CPA
Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Tax Professional committed in representing taxpayers and resolving their tax problems.

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