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A friend of mine is working as a tax preparer for two different

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A friend of mine is working as a tax preparer for two different company. Can he use only one PTIN for multiple EFIN? or is one ptin only for one EFIN? thanks

Lev :

Hi and welcome to our site!
Your friend is required to use the same PTIN.
He may not have several PTINs.

Customer:

so basically he is not subject to only one EFIN or company EIN. Is it correct? thanks

Lev :

That is correct - EIN represents a business entity.
If there are two entities - they use two different EIN.
However for PTIN purposes - only one may be used when tax returns are signed by the same preparer.

Lev :

Correspondingly - EFIN identifies an Authorized IRS e-file Provider.
If two different e-file providers are used - there should be two different EFINs.

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