The IRS has released final regulations regarding certain user fees that tax return preparers have to pay. The PTIN fee is now $11, plus $8.75 for the processing fee, for a total of $19.75.
In 2010 the total fee was $63 and in 2015 the IRS reduced it to $50. After a flurry of lawsuits and appeals starting in 2017, the Courts determined that the charges need only to be reasonably related to the cost to the agency and the value to the recipient. In 2023, the court concluded that the PTIN fees for fiscal years 2011 through 2017 were excessive.
TD 9980, October 4, 2023