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Form 23 (Rev. 4-2017)
Who do I call if I have questions?
Please allow 60 days for processing before calling to check
• You must obtain a PTIN before completing this form.
on the status of your application. To check on the status of
• You must take and pass the Special Enrollment Examination
your application you may call 1-855-472-5540.
(SEE) before you can apply. You may register for the
examination at
Privacy Act and Paperwork Reduction Act Notice. Section
Former IRS Employees:
330 of title 31 of the United States Code authorizes us to collect
this information. We ask for this information to administer the
Please Note: Your eligibility to practice may be limited based
program of enrollment to practice before the IRS. Applying for
upon your work experience.
renewal of enrollment is voluntary; however, if you apply you
You may request a waiver to take the SEE through the
must provide the information requested on this form. Failure to
submission of an application within three (3) years from the date
provide this information may delay or prevent processing your
of your separation with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Please
application; providing false or fraudulent information may
check the box at the top of the form which indicates you are
subject you to penalties. Generally, this information is
requesting a waiver from taking the SEE. See Circular 230
confidential pursuant to the Privacy Act. However, certain
Section 10.4(d) for more information. To gain full enrollment
disclosures are authorized under the Act, including disclosure
status you must take and pass the SEE before you can apply.
to: the Department of Justice, and courts and other adjudicative
You may register for the examination at
bodies, with respect to civil or criminal proceedings; public
authorities and professional organizations for their use in
What if I don't have a Social Security
connection with employment, licensing, disciplinary, regulatory,
and enforcement responsibilities; contractors as needed to
perform the contract; third parties as needed in an investigation;
If you are living and working in the United States (U.S.), you are
the general public to assist them in identifying enrolled
required to have a Social Security Number (SSN). If you are
individuals; state tax agencies for tax administration purposes;
working outside of the U.S. and you do not have an SSN or an
appropriate persons when the security of information may have
ITIN check the box on line 1.
been compromised for their use to prevent, mitigate or remedy
Electronic Application and Payments
You are not required to provide the information requested on
You can renew and pay electronically by visiting
a form that is subject to the requirements of the Paperwork
Reduction Act unless the form displays a valid OMB control
number. Books and records relating to a form or its instructions
If you are mailing your application:
should be retained as long as their contents may become
Enclose a check or money order in the amount of $30 made
material in the administration of the law. The time needed to
payable to the United States Treasury.
complete and file this form will vary depending on individual
circumstances. The estimated average time is 15 minutes,
Where to send this form:
including recordkeeping, learning about the law or the form,
U.S. Treasury/Enrollment
preparing the form, and copying and sending the form to the
PO Box 301510
Los Angeles, CA 90030-1510
If you have comments concerning the accuracy of this time
estimate or suggestions for making this form simpler, we would
How long will it take to process your
be happy to hear from you. You can write to Office of Enrolled
application for enrollment?
Agent Policy & Management; P.O. Box 33968; Detroit, MI,
48232. Do not send this form to this address; instead see the
It generally takes about 60 days to process applications. Your
Where to send this form section of the instructions.
enrollment status is not effective until we approve your request.
You are not authorized to practice before the IRS as an EA until
enrollment has been granted.


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