RETURN PREPARER OFFICE (RPO) ANNOUNCES PTIN EMAIL SERVER DOMAIN CHANGE:

NSTPPreparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN), Return Preparer Office (RPO), Security, Uncategorized

The following message is from the IRS Return Preparer Office:

As part of IRS’ ongoing efforts to strengthen the security of IRS systems, we will soon be changing the name of the email server domain that we use to issue messages to PTIN holders from the online PTIN system.

It will change from Taxpros_PTIN@irs.gov to Taxpros@ptin.irs.gov.

To alert PTIN holders to the change, we plan to send an email from both servers soon. One from the old domain before the change and one from the new domain after the change. Copies of the messages follow:

First message

From: Taxpros_PTIN@irs.gov

Dear Tax Professional,

After today, Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN)-related email messages will be sent from Taxpros@ptin.irs.gov and cease being sent from Taxpros_PTIN@irs.gov. This change is to increase security of IRS systems.

Please add the new email address to your address book or update your email security filter to allow emails from Taxpros@ptin.irs.gov. You will receive a reminder email from the new address once the change is in effect.

Note: Taxpros@ptin.irs.gov is not an active email address. You cannot send messages to this address. If you have PTIN account related questions please contact the PTIN Account Helpline at 877-613-7846, Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (CST).

Second message

From: Taxpros@ptin.irs.gov

Dear Tax Professional

This email serves as your reminder that all Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN) related messages are now sent from Taxpros@ptin.irs.gov.

Please add this new email address to your address book or update your email security filter to allow emails from Taxpros@ptin.irs.gov.

Note: Taxpros@ptin.irs.gov is not an active email address. You cannot send messages to this address. If you have PTIN account related questions please contact the PTIN Account Helpline at 877-613-7846, Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (CST).