www.ptinclassaction.com – United States PTIN Fees Class Action Lawsuit

PTIN Class Action

  • Pending in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia
  • Entitled Steele v. United States, Civil Action No. 1:14-cv-01523-RCL
  • Civil Action No. 1:14-cv-01523-RCL

Class members claim that the fees charged by the IRS in regards to obtaining (or renewing) a Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN) are excessive.  The United States maintains that it is immune from suit, that the Court lacks jurisdiction, and that Congress authorized the PTIN user fee and that it was not excessive.  The court has decided that class members are defined as any US resident who paid a fee for the application for or renewal of a PTIN on or after September 30, 2010.  Class members do not have to hire a lawyer as the court has approved the law firm of Motley Rice LLC of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina to represent all class members in the case.  Class members are requesting the US Court bans the IRS from charing these costly fees to innocent consumers who simply have a hard time remembering numbers (regardless of how important the number is).  Class members are also asking for recovery of either all PTIN fees paid or the excessive portion of the PTIN fees (experts close to the case fee like the class members may be asking for too much with the addition of this request).

Steele v. United States Notes

  • Funds are not yet available as the IRS has appealed the decision
  • There is no gurantee that money (or benefits) will ever be made available
  • Judge Royce Lamberth is overseeing this class action lawsuit

PTIC Class Action Contact Information

  • Phone: 1-866-483-8621 (to speak with a class administrator)
  • Phone: 1-800-447-4645 (to speak with a lawyer)
  • Mail: PTIN Fees Class Action Administrator, P.O. Box 30245, College Station, TX 77842-3245
  • Fax: Not available

PTIN Class Action Important Dates

  • June 1, 2017: The United States District Court for the District of Columbia granted the Plaintiffs’ Motion for Summary Judgment in part
  • December 7, 2016: Last day to exclude one selves from the lawsuit


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