The IRS Return Preparer Office has begun sending letters to enrolled agents (EA) with Social Security numbers (SSNs) ending in 7, 8, 9, or no SSN, who did not renew during this year’s renewal cycle. Those who did not renew during the 2018 and 2021 cycles will be moved to terminated status.
Those who did not renew during the 2021 cycle will be moved to inactive status. Anyone in inactive status can still submit a late renewal for approval with proof of CE. Anyone in terminated status must re-take the Special Enrollment Examination (SEE) to apply for re-enrollment.
If an EA disagrees and has a record of previously renewing their EA status, they should contact the number on the letter, which is 855-472-5540.
The following are sample images of these letters (Letter 5507 and Letter 5508):