Remember that it's PTIN renewal time, don't forget to do it before you get overwhelmed with holiday plans. There's some good news; the IRS has lowered the cost of renewing your PTIN to $50. Not a bad trade-off, considering practitioners used to have to use their Social Security Numbers on the preparer's section of the return (remember doing that, old-timers?).
You can renew your PTIN at www.IRS.gov/ptin.