The IRS released the final regulations for the new PTIN process for tax professionals. There’s an FAQ available, too.

The first step of the process is too sign up for an account with the PTIN system. If my experience is typical, there are bugs to be worked out of the system. I signed up, and waited for the confirming email.

And I waited.

And I waited.

Maybe I entered my email address wrong, so I did it again (using a different email address).

And I waited.

And I waited.

Needless to say, I advise you wait, too, before applying for the new PTIN. My IRS Liaison has forwarded my issue on, but it may be a day (or two or three) before I move forward. There’s no rush; after all, I have to spend $64.25 for this. The deadline is year-end.