# ptin.py - functions for handling PTINs
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# Copyright (C) 2013 Arthur de Jong
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"""PTIN (U.S. Preparer Tax Identification Number).
A Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN) is United States
identification number for tax return preparers. It is an eight-digit
number prefixed with a capital P.
>>> validate('P-00634642')
'P00634642'
>>> validate('P01594846')
'P01594846'
>>> validate('00634642') # missing P
Traceback (most recent call last):
...
InvalidFormat: ...
"""
import re
from stdnum.exceptions import *
from stdnum.util import clean
# regular expression for matching PTINs
_ptin_re = re.compile(r'^P[0-9]{8}$')
def compact(number):
"""Convert the number to the minimal representation. This strips the
number of any valid separators and removes surrounding whitespace."""
return clean(number, '-').strip()
def validate(number):
"""Check if the number is a valid PTIN. This checks the length, groups
and formatting if it is present."""
number = compact(number).upper()
if not _ptin_re.search(number):
raise InvalidFormat()
# sadly, no more information on PTIN number validation was found
return number
def is_valid(number):
"""Check if the number is a valid ATIN."""
try:
return bool(validate(number))
except ValidationError:
return False