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The Preparer Tax Identification Number and PTIN Registries

February 27, 2013

Several of my paid preparers have been calling me recently about this email and others like it: If you’re asking what this is about – you’re asking the right question! I’ve contacted the PTIN Directory’s own Michael Rosedale, the IRS, and Uncle Google for some research of my own and here’s what I’ve found.   What is a PTIN Registry? A PTIN Registry is a … Read More »



Name Corrections for Tax Form 2290

December 13, 2012

Our last article discussed how to figure out the correct name for your Form 2290. But what if you already filed with the wrong name? What if your local tag office won’t take what you have and they are demanding something different? It is possible in some circumstances to get corrections, For more information, keep reading. Here at 2290Tax, we are asked to make corrections … Read More »



What Name Belongs on Your Form 2290 – IRS Code 4481 Tells All

November 5, 2012

What Name belongs on your Stamped Schedule 1? It seems like it should be a simple question with a simple answer. The trouble is there are two answers, and two factors that go into the question. Keep reading – we’re going to try to make this as clear as mud… The Internal Revenue Code 4481(b): “By whom paid. The tax imposed by this section shall … Read More »



Form 2290 “Date of First Use”

October 17, 2012

“Date of First Use” is a phrase used by the IRS – and it packs a punch. Those four little words describe the date you need on your Form 2290, whether or not your taxes are prorated and by how much, AND it covers whether your Form 2290 is on time, or late!! That’s a lot of information packed into four little words. Date of … Read More »



How to get 2290 Tax Penalties Waived

October 3, 2012

2290 tax penalties and Interest are a bummer to put it mildly. But for the industrious 2290 taxpayer, there is often a way to minimize the damage. What are Form 2290 Tax Penalties? Like every other federal tax form, late filing of Tax Form 2290 will result in penalties and interest. The exact amount can only be calculated by the IRS because nobody does things … Read More »