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 Department may send important messages and information to your Online Services account.  You should regularly check for these messages.
  • 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.”
  • When registering you must include either a business or home address.
  • If you do not include a business address, your home city and state will be included as your address in the Registered Tax Preparer Database that is included on the Department's Web site and on Open New York.
  • 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: August 12, 2014