New York error: Missing NYTPRIN (NY Preparer Registration ID Number)

New York error: Missing NYTPRIN (NY Preparer Registration ID Number)


When preparing a New York state return, an error may be generated indicating that the NYTPRIN is missing.


New York requires paid preparers that prepare New York State tax returns to register each year with the New York Department of Taxation and Finance.
In addition to registering, preparers that prepare 10 or more New York State tax returns must pay a $100 registration fee.
Certified Public Accountants (CPA), IRS enrolled agents (EA), and attorneys are exempt.

For specific requirements, visit the New York State tax preparer registration website at

To register with New York State

  1. Open an internet browser and browse to
  2. Click the Register yourself link and follow the directions.
  3. New York will issue a New York Tax Preparer Identification Number (NYTPRIN) to use for preparing New York State taxes.
The NYTPRIN may be entered in the preparer settings so that it will be stored with the return when the preparer is selected.

To indicate an exemption:

  1. Check the box on the New York State return in the Paid Preparer Information section to indicate a preparer is exempt from the NYTPRIN requirements.

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