Register yourself as a tax return preparer

There are two steps to the registration process:

1. Create an Individual Online Services account if you don’t already have one.

  • You must create an Individual Online Services account that is associated with you personally.
  • The account uses your social security number for verification purposes.
  • Use your own income tax filing history to create this account. 
  • Do not use your client’s information to create your account.
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2. Complete the Tax Preparer Registration online service.

  • Log in to your Individual Online Services account.
  • Select the link for “Register myself as a tax preparer.”
  • After you complete the registration process, you will receive a confirmation number.
  • You'll also be able to print your Certificate of Registration, which includes your New York Tax Preparer Registration Identification Number (NYTPRIN).
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Updated: November 15, 2012