On June 1, 2017, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled in favor of tax return preparers with respect to the PTIN matter.  Specifically, it ruled that the U.S. government must stop charging for PTINs, and must refund all PTIN fees paid.  Those fees total roughly $270m.  I am/my firm is co-counsel in the case.  The Government has the right to appeal.