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The CAF # XXXXX XXXXX Centralized Authorization File number.
The Centralized Authorization File (CAF) allows the input of more than three designees, per tax module, per authorization type (Form 2848 or Form 8821).
PTIN is paid preparer identification number. If you fill out tax returns for third parties for pay, you would have a PTIN. If you are filing this for your employer you would not need a PTIN
I am fine thanks for asking. So would the person designated/appointed have to have this?
You would be given it You should have it if you are the person designated
Now what if we don't have this? Do we leave it blank? The instructions say nothing is to be left blank/
You should have this number. If you are a practitioner and filling out form 8821, you should have the number
IF you don't go here for help: http://www.irs.gov/Tax-Professionals/Practitioner-Priority-Service-%C2%AE
Then I should send this form to his tax preparer? Ok I will go to those sites
Are you preparing the form?
The PTIN is for a paid tax preparer...you don't need one unless you prepare other peoples' tax returns for pay.
Yes I was trying to
And you don't have the CAF# XXXXX if the practitioner doesn't have it you will need to contact the IRS
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