The Internal Revenue Service’s Return Preparer Office said it is sending letters to 3,000 tax preparers who failed to use a valid Preparer Tax Identification Number.

Letter 4731 is being sent to more than 1,100 people who are using old PTINs that were obtained prior to September 2010 and have never been renewed in the new online PTIN system. Letter 4732 is being sent to more than 1,800 people who are using Social Security numbers as their preparer ID numbers instead of PTINs.

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